This past week I completed the memory quilt that I posted recently. I delivered it yesterday to my friend/customer. She was so happy with it! I was so pleased to be able to do this custom quilt for her.
There are four more card images for painting on fabric, creating a mini quilt, and sewing it onto a card.
All of the patterns are written for these images and ready for purchase. In the patterns, there is an image that has the placement area for each paint and formulas of how to mix the paints. Also, I have put together a small paint set, fabric medium (aloe vera gel), paint brushes, and fabric and card gifts for purchase to make it easy for students to start learning painting on fabric skills.
If you are interested in purchasing a starter kit, or if you know of someone who might be interested in purchasing a kit, please contact me and I will be able to send the supplies to you.
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Wow! Can’t believe this weekend is the Sweet Home High School Craft Show!! I’m so excited to see everyone!
The photos above are showing some of the new items that will be on display at the show.
I’ll have some small pin cushions that I hand painted and stuffed with crushed walnut shells and wool. I started with extremely thinned paint for the background colors. I love the way the colors bled into each other. Then painted the tree on top. Today is the day to complete the tree cards. I still have to add batting, quilt them, and sew them onto a card! OMG! I can’t wait to see how they look!!
The show is this Saturday, March 17 from 9-4 at Sweet Home High School in Amherst, New York.
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Looking forward to seeing you there!
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Finished painting this portrait quilt! I wanted to share it with all of you, because it is the best I have done to this date!! I’ve added photos to show the process of the painting.
All of the fabric pieces were cut, glued, and sewn down before I started painting. Details were painted on each piece. Every time I do a piece, I learn more and more. This time around, I learned more about values.
Actually, this trick was mentioned in Quilting Arts TV just this week (I don’t know the episode number). They said to use the camera on your phone, bring it to black and white to find the values.
So, I printed the actual photo I was painting from in black and white, and used the camera on my phone to take photos (in black and white) of each step to get the values correct! It helped so much!!!
There was another very important lesson that I learned. After painting with acrylic paints, make sure you want to quilt in that spot. When a quilt stitch is ripped out, the hole from the needle and thread will remain in the painted fabric. I’m still working on closing up the holes by painstakingly using a pin to move the threads around the hole to close up each one. Then steam from my iron to help keep it there and take out any wrinkles I have caused.
Instead, I have learned that a little quilting on these types of quilts goes a long way. The “free motion” quilting enhances visual movement while prevents physical movement of the fabric. What I really want to stand out is my painting on the fabric. The free motion is there to enhance the painting.
It’s a long hard lesson!!! You can bet I won’t do that again!!!
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I am absolutely in love with doing portrait quilts! Tracing from a photo to find all of the hues, shades, and shapes. Then choosing the fabric that will block the colors for the piece. Finally painting as a fine art painter would do to show shadows, dimension and details.
At this point, I have just finished painting the shirt and wanted to share with you my process of this piece so far. I will share the rest of it soon.
The final piece will be on display at the Sweet Home Craft Show in March and in the Amherst Quilt Guild Quilt Show in April. You can see it in person there!!
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I had my 90 seconds of fame on Monday, February 19, 2018. My interview with Hannah Buehler from THE NOW BUFFALO show on our local WKBW station.
I had a lot of fun creating it and sharing my story. Hope you enjoy watching it!
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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!!