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Hi! I'm Laura Sapko, designer and quilter. I'm so glad you could stop by! This blog is all about quilting, raw edge appliqué and thread painting. I try to do one or two different projects a month so if you browse the Archives, each month will show you a different project or two. Thanks for stopping by!
Pumpkin Mini Quilt Pattern
Poinsettia Mini Quilt Pattern
Dragon Quilt Pattern
- Finished! And I bet you wondered if I ever finished any of the gazillion projects I have started! 😂 #macramebabyswing #macramelove #macramemakers #macrame #macramemovement #macrameartist #macrameartI was so sure it would be a great day back in the sewing room LOL. I usually avoid using any machines when I’m sick because I hate making mistakes and ripping them out so for the past three days I avoided sewing these blocks… And today felt like the perfect day… I think I ripped out more today then I have in my whole 10 years of piecing 😳🤦🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🙄BUT I do love these blocks! #ripit #frogging #froggingit #showmethemoda #moda #quilt #quiltdesign #christmascountdownbegins #thicket #quilt #quilting #spoonflowerfabric#sunflowers blocked in for this #coloredpencil #painting. . #sunflowerpainting #coloredpencilpaintingI think this NEEDS to be the subject for a colored pencil painting!Throw Back Thursday! I rediscovered this master silkscreen print in the garage... it goes back to 1970 and is my first multi-color-stencil silkscreen. I was 14 years old and this year was a turning point in my artistic life. Lonely and bored as teenagers can be in the middle of summer, I found a community art center called Noah’s Great Rainbow. It offered weaving, macrame and silkscreen and I dove right in. I was already doing macrame but was happy to learn to weave and combine it with macrame and to learn to use an x-acto knife for the first time! . I was told it was quite a feat to cut seven paper stencils and register them so well at that young age... I was just amazed that such an art existed! That “Peace Guy” as I named him, was a little white statue I owned. I loved the new challenge depicting him in all his detail into line art. Considering the decade, he was very popular and I gave them all away! This master is all I ended up keeping 😂 #peaceguy #peace #1970s #silkscreenart #silkscreenprinting #silkscreen #silkscreening #silkscreenprint #hippy #graficdesign #retro#art #printmaking #printdesign #printing #70s #70sart #graphicart #peacemanWhat a fun bunch of #flyinggeese #blocks waiting for the floral fabric to get here! . #showmethemoda #moda #quilt #quiltdesign #christmascountdownbegins
Category Archives: Mini Quilt
To continue the tutorial I started here, I will tell you about the glues I recommend and why and how to go about gluing your masterpiece in preparation for machine thread painting an quilting. 7. My flower pieces are all … Continue reading
Using the Master of the pattern you have, in this case the Spring Poppies, tape it to a light source (window or light box). Lay a piece of freezer paper, shiny side down, on top of it an tape … Continue reading
The stage we’ve all been waiting for! The Thread Painting of Chisum … Continue reading
Teaching thread painting these last few months has been both a challenge and a joy! It has challenged me to be clear about this technique which can feel very awkward or foreign the first time you try it…much in the … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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