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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
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…a quilt fabric Road Trip! I was so sorry to hear that another quilt shop in (sort of) my area was closing! … Continue reading
…and digital quilting. My niece and great nephew inspired this quilt because …we love dragons! The Hobbit started that for me and I LOVE all the How To Train Your Dragon movies and series! So does my granddaughter, so I get to … Continue reading
It feels so good to get another pattern done! I loved making this quilt for my granddaughter Madalyn when she was born. It’s such a bright and cheerful happy quilt! I love the idea of layering the owl and branches … Continue reading
After a long break from pattern making I was able to wrap my head around it again to finish this one! Pattern writing is much Much MUCH harder than you think! But I’m so glad to have this one ready to … Continue reading
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
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