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Borders on an Art Quilt

I was surprised to discover how the color and hue of the border fabric that was auditioned on this art quilt really brought out different hues in the quilt!

 

If you take a look above, the photo to the left is the total painted quilt without no border. Under the same light and same position, to the right, I placed a muddled dark purple fabric next to the piece.  The photo under that one, I placed a batik fabric that had green, teal colors through it.

I was quite convinced that the batik was too bright and the art was calling for a quieter fabric.  That’s why I chose the darker purple.

Wow,  when looking at both photos next to each other, the piece looks totally different!!  One pulls out the darker hues and the art does not look happy and bright.  When the batik was placed next to the piece, the art piece came to life and it was bright and cheery!!

This totally amazed me.  I hope you found it interesting as well!!

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Wedding Art Quilt Process

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This slide show is a presentation of my process of a wedding photo that I created into a fabric art quilt piece which can be beautifully hung on their wall for years of enjoyment!

The last two photos of this slide show are the original photo and the completed art work from the photo.

I use a combination of fabric, acrylic paint and thread to create my art.  When it is complete, it is put on a frame with a wire so you can easily hang it on a wall when it arrives at your home.  Also on the back is a label that has the couples name (which is not present on the one above), the wedding date, and my contact information.  Each art work is signed in the front as well.

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These make a special unique portrait gift for an anniversary, birth, birthday, wedding, house warming, etc.

I would be honored to create an art piece from a photo that is special to you or a loved one.   I tried to answer all questions, however, if I missed something, please contact me and I would love to answer any and all of your questions.

Please click here to get further details of my art.

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It’s Official!!!

 

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My PAPA’S DOOR has been accepted in AQS Grand Rapids, Fall Paducah, and Des Moines shows for this year!  These are all international quilt shows and only 272 quilts have been accepted as semi-finalists.  This is the first time I am showing at a national competition of any kind!  I’m so excited to see comments of the judges.

This quilt is my first quilt that is one piece of white fabric and totally painted first then quilted.

If you go to see any of these AQS shows, please look for Papa’s Door and tell me how you like it!!

Have a wonderful day!!

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Wedding Art Quilt

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I am so blessed to be able to do another wedding art quilt for a returning customer through Etsy.com!

I glued the fabric down to block the colors and give it a bit of visual texture.  Now I’m in the process of painting it.  It’s due August 19.  I’m working hard to meet that date!

Doing special art quilts for customers is so exciting for me and in a way humbling.

You may wonder, “Why is there a hair dryer in the photos?  What does Pam use the hair dryer for?”  Well, I am an impatient artist.  The hair dryer allows me to quickly dry the paint so I can continue to paint quicker.

I really enjoy the combination of paint and fabric together to create a unique piece of art.   Continuing with classes to improve my painting and drawing will be in my future!

I would love to hear your comments!!

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Beaded Tuxedo Bow Tie

My son has his prom next week.  His girlfriend is wearing a black satin gown with a black satin belt and a rhinestone bow in the front.

Last Thursday night, he came down with his then black satin bow tie from his tuxedo and asked me to bead it.  So, I got my seed beads out and reluctantly began to hand stitch each bead on this tie.

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It took me a total of 7 hours of beading and I have no idea how many beads I sewed on.  It turned out pretty good I think!  Now, I’m wondering if there is a market for these kinds of ties!

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Please tell me if there’s a market for these ties!!  Thank you!!

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Carriage Quilt Shoppe Class!

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Color In The Lines – Spring Flower
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We painted on white cotton fabric and used Aloe Gel for our medium! Very different and fun!
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It was time to quilt our sandwich using free motion. This was the first time that some of us did free motion! They all did an amazing job!
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The class was a two session class. We painted on the first day and quilted on the second. Next time, I will take photos of the painting process as well!
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Once quilting was complete, we used a zigzag stitch to finish the outer edge. Then we glued our completed quilt onto a stretched canvas.
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Wow! How amazing that looks!! Looking forward to my next classes!

Look on my teaching page for my up coming teaching engagements.