Here’s my newest art quilt. I have had a lot of interesting results with combining the colored acrylic inks and silk paints. This is a good example. The abstract back drop inspired the theme. I love the orange, yellow and gold colors The flowers were painted and appliqued, and finally finished with thread painting. I didContinue reading “Summer Colors in a Silk Art Quilt”
I used applique to attach the flowers, which were thread painted to add body and detail.
Here’s the finished art quilt.
So here’s the start of several new quilts, more to follow. I’m on a botanical kick, loving the thread painting and hanging on to the last of the flowers as fall approaches. Here’s the wee beginnings…
Bonus: a tutorial on raw edge appliqué
When I got the request for this custom order for 2 jelly fish featured in an art quilt, I would never have thought of doing a wall hanging with this theme. But the more I thought about the request, the more excited I got about the idea. It was intriguing and interesting, and fun to work out how to go about it. I think that’s part of the enjoyment of creating any sort of art; translating an idea into something concrete. Working out the “how am I gonna do that?” to “I did it and it’s good!!” .