Leave It Beautiful in Twilight

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Twilight.  Leaves.  Fall.  The paintstik’d leaves with purple-blue-magenta rich tones were my inspiration to begin. And I decided to try them on a deep, rich, traditional brown; a batik with lighter toned brown swirls… perfect for the fall theme. I loved the contrast, too. Purple on brown.  And even better, I liked how the brown batik grounded the entire quilt, …

Dancing With Bright Eyes

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The latest.  A paintstik background, rubbed with numerous rubbing plates, and lots of different colors overlapping each other on some hand dyed fabric you’re not sure what do with! Let the paint dry, and heat set it with an iron. Add a curved border. Add a little bit of couching.  Use several yarns!  Why not? Use a pretty batik backing …

Bernina Foot #43 Free Motion Couching

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So… we visited yesterday with a quilt using more “traditional” type of couching, with the blog the day before on the #39 foot.  Tomorrow I will be posting a small project showing this technique, and I hope you will check back then! And TODAY… more couching!  How I love a free motion foot of any kind… but this #43 free …

Shiva Paintsticks

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This is from my “Fall Harvest Glory” quilt, created wholecloth from a 1/3 yard of a batik fabric.There is lots going on here!  But it started with a Shiva Paintstik, and some basic drawing.  I used stamps, and lots of embellishments, and threadplay.  More on all those details to come! Here are few projects using the Shiva Paintsticks… fun to …