Monthly Archives: October 2015

Your Pet “Photo to Art Quilt” Tutorial Part 3

And now we get to the really fun part of this tutorial! Assembling the Pug Art Quilt! Here is Chisum assembled and ready to thread paint. But before we get to the thread painting, I will take you through the … Continue reading

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Your Pet “Photo to Art Quilt” Tutorial Part 2

In the previous tutorial, Your Pet “Photo to Art Quilt” Tutorial Part 1, we finished with a Value Sketch and a Master (line drawing). From these we will create pattern pieces, choose fabric and start cutting out the pieces. Let’s look at … Continue reading

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Your Pet “Photo to Art Quilt” Tutorial Part 1

In a few parts, I will explain what you can do with a photo of your pet to prepare a pattern for an art quilt. There are several approaches but if you’re feeling intimidated by the drawing aspect, this can … Continue reading

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Thread Painting Demo

This Saturday and Sunday I will be at a local Fall Marketplace where I will demonstrate Thread Painting and Sketching on this fall wall hanging I have in progress. Some of the pieces are hand appliquéd wool because I wanted … Continue reading

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Poinsettia Mini Quilt Pattern

This pattern is FINISHED! This was a challenging one to write and produce because I decided to split the thread painting into two stages which meant two separate pages for both the color map and instructions. The first stage is … Continue reading

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Back to the Sack… My American Feed Sack Quilting

I have two loves in quilting – Feed Sack and Thread Painting. When I started this blog I was totally daunted with the idea of “blogging” and gave up pretty quickly after a few posts about my love of feed … Continue reading

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From Painting to Art Quilt

While I am in the “Ideas for Art Quilts” blogging mode, and as I beat the heat here in So Cal near Downtown Disney, I thought I would share an idea or two that I have been Bird Watching for … Continue reading

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Your Pet in an Art Quilt!

What do you do if you can’t be sewing an Art Quilt? Dream about and plan an Art Quilt! I do quite literally day “dream” about a potential subject or direction for an Art Quilt. When I was in one … Continue reading

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Scribbling With a Purpose

Here is the beginning of the chart I like to make for my patterns…a sketched idea of where and how to do the thread painting on the raw edge pieces. I like to use 5D Quilt Design Creator although it … Continue reading

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Christmas Mini Quilt finished…check!

Now that the mini quilt is finished, it’s time to finish writing the pattern! I did this mini quilt a little different from the Pumpkin Mini Quilt earlier in that I thread painted most of it on stabilizer instead of … Continue reading

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