poppy art quilt ~

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good morning all ~

lately, i’ve been working fervently on class samples, this time for  timeless quilts from missoula, montana, as i’ve been asked to teach an art quilt class this early november, where we will be focusing on bobbin play, and i’m very excited to about it! how fun!

 any art quilt… well, my favorite kind of art quilt, begins with apiece of hand dyed fabric {this beauty is called the navajo gradient} from vicki welsh!!!  yay!  and a lovely, so very elegant stencil by rebeccabaer.com.  beautiful-beautiful!

 and i’m customizing it!  just look at these possiblities, with a stencil and paintstiks… grape and watermelon.  yummy.  this is not a quick process… a bit messy, and lots of scrubbing action with a stencil brush… but the results?  priceless!!  lol

 and a pretty spectacular background calls for a spectacular motif.  a large-scale print of a poppy.  {forgot to get a picture of the whole fabric}… slightly cut up, rearranged, and embellished, of course.  here’s a shot of my auditioning:

 and now for the finishing touches… free motion quilting, of course. my favorite thing to do.

if you’re living in montana {or want to travel there lol!}, this class is happening on saturday, november 8th, at timeless quilts and friends on reserve street, 10-4pm. {406-542-6566} we’re going to explore lots of embellishment, bobbin play, and couching to create your own one-of-a-kind styled art quilt.

it’s gonna be a good time!!

soli deo gloria!

Comments 4

  1. Paintstiks on hand dyes, what a great idea. I'm not adverse to cutting mine up but I don't like covering the fabric beauty with thread, let alone paint! I need to loosen up, eh?

  2. What a pitty, but Montana is just a little bit to far awaY from Germany. 😀 Lucky, who can attend your class. I wish you so much fun!
    Greetings, Rike

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