Friday, January 18, 2013

Envision, Explore, Evolve

  

I have decided to follow Leah Day's free-motion quilting project.  Although she has provided a pattern to use, I have designed two patterns of my own.  This first pattern I painted on fabric using Jacquard fabric paint, Ink Intense pencils and  Tsukneo all purpose inks on white fabric.  
For quilt two I used the same pattern.  I pieced  blue and green batiks for the background and fused brown batiks for the trees.  I am in the process of drawing the above picture on it in white thread. 

Here you can see the top of it as it sticks out from my machine.

The third quilt is a different design, but similar to Leah's free pattern.  It will be drawn with thread on black fabric.  I did practice writing words, as in her lesson.  Will post when I do them on the quilts.  I've free-motion quilted words before, but never thought about going over them several times.  I like this look much better and plan to use it in future quilts.  Thanks Leah for this lesson, just wish I'd knew this for my women of the bible quilt.

11 comments:

  1. Your quilts are so beautiful and the designs so inspiring. I wish I had even an ounce of your creativity!

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  2. Your design is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing it finished

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  3. Love how you have taken the idea of a Goddess quilt and designed one of your own. I can feel your energy and enthusiasm.

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  4. I love the lush colors of the Inktense blocks... are they the same with the pencils? I haven't used mine on fabric yet, only in my sketchbook. Do you have to treat them with anything or heat-set to make sure they don't run? Wonderful quilts!

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    1. The inktense are the pencils. I wet them with a brush after applying and then when dry, I heat set with an iron.

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  5. Lovely drawing, way to make this project your own!

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  6. Beautiful drawings and what a great idea!

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  7. What a creative way to follow along with the tutorials, but still work on your own project.

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  8. Beautiful work. I would like to learn these techniques so I could use them to design Bible story quilt blocks.

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