I enjoy this small painted quilt as a seasonal addition to my home. It was inspired by a photo of a past plant and now has a longer life expectancy. :)
The surface is painted with So-Soft paints and then it is machine quilted to enhance. I enjoy this type of quilt making --it's quick and fun
I decided to make some easy ornaments for my friends. These are made in "prairie point" style. Pretty easy.
I used a 4 1/2" square, a 3 1/2" square, and a 2 1/2" square. I had a bag with left over Christmas fabrics to use--and found a tiny ribbon in a notions drawer. I was set. (You could change the size of the squares and even use 4 if you wanted).
Here they are--pretty simple, but would go well on top of a package.
Merry Christmas to all.
December - lots of celebrating. When I designed this block for my guild (Redwood Empire) I thought it could be used for whatever kind of celebration a person wanted.
The instructions call for the background to be any seasonal print.
I decided to make a skinny wall hanging with 4 of the blocks for myself and then one to take to guild of course. I finished it today and it's the first of my Christmas decorations to brighten up our home.
If you'd like a copy of the pattern, email me at email@example.com Once I have your email address I'll send you a PDF.
Years ago Gary took the inspiration photo. I looked at it from time to time, and finally decided to make the quilt. - Kind of silly, but fun.
These are Danny's Girls, Chris in the sandals and skinned knees--Amy with the swirly laces. Me with the bare feet.
Finally I'm happy to present my new book: "Painted Picture Quilts".
In this new book you'll find projects which you can practice how to paint on fabric and make some lovely small quilts.
You'll also learn how to make "Thread Embroidery" to use as applique for any quilt.
...and Thread Painting for enhancing your work of art..
Lots of techniques, including finishing.
Hope you enjoy it.
Most of you know that I use a lot of thread!! (that's an understatment). I've been privileged to be designated a "Superior Star" from Superior Threads. They have been very helpful to me through the years; giving me a wholesale discount and encouragement every time I get some honor. Thanks Superior.
I often lay out the threads I'm thinking about using before I start the quilting process. This is a shot of "Quiet Moment" as I was getting ready to start sewing.
See how the colors blend and highlight the piece. Love them.