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WIP ~ An Idea That Is Taking Shape!

Going through my husbands photo’s it is easy for me to picture quilts of landscapes and nature. When he downloaded this photo on his website http://abeautifulsky.artistwebsites.com  I fell in love with this macro photo of a Viburnum.

Vibrant Viburnum

I love the texture of the leaf itself and wanted to get a large piece of fabric with the image on the fabric. I went to http://www.spoonflower.com and downloaded the image onto Organic Cotton Sateen because I love the shine on one side of this fabric.  I received it in the mail two days ago and it has been up on my design wall. The colors came out so much more saturated and true to the picture then when I had a photo done on Kona Cotton. This will be my choice of fabric when I choose to have a photo printed onto fabric.  The size of the fabric is 36 x 54.

A large piece but bright and beautiful.

I have an idea of what I want to do. To see how it might look  I went to my photo shop program and eliminated sections of the leaf,  this would be my cutting lines and 1/4 inch seam allowance.  I then have to decided if I want to quilt it in sections and connect the sections by hand dyed gauze or other fibers to make it look like little veins or piece it with white sashing  to make it look like it is floating from a distance.  The second thought  would be easier to do. I am always up for a challenge though!

Here is a photo of my idea.

Vibrant Viburnum

 One last thing to figure out is what direction someone would hang this. I think it could hang in any direction.

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WIP Wednesday ~ Going with the Flow Galaxy Quilt

Lately I have just been going with the flow with my quilting designs.  This one piece of dyed fabric I bought at the MQX show in February just made me think of Outer Space.  I loved the movement and the colors.  It was dyed first then marbleized with a sparkle added to it.  I just had to have it!

I decided not to cut this piece up in anyway so I would be doing raw edge appliqué. Drafting out the stars and planets on paper first, then using my light box I was able to draw out my spikes and circles for the planets and stars. Using fusible web I adhered the pieces to the background.

First star in place!

First star in place!

I also wanted to try something new that I haven’t tried ~  Angelina Fibers!

DIfferent color Angelina Fibers!

Different color Angelina Fibers!

After following the directions I placed them under the edge of the large planet at the bottom of my art piece. I then fused the edge of the planet carefully with the fibers in place.  I will gently move them out of the way to quilt the background then quilt them down in place!

Angelina Fibers

See how they sparkle!

I went ahead and did some other stars and planets and one comet. My husband thought I should have a comet. I had some purple burlap and used that and have some green burlap that I will use as the tail of the comet when I put the final fibers on the quilt. Not added yet!

Almost all the planets and stars in place!

Almost all the planets and stars in place!

Going with the flow ~ I started by using white thread and following along the white on the fabric.  Kind of like inter cosmic dust.  This planet I had pieces of fabric on batting then tulle and sewn into place. Each planet and star is different!

White thread!

White thread!

Next I used a light turquoise blue thread to follow  the marbling of the fabric design.  I have one section done!

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When I stand back and look at the quilt I realize I am going to be adding some large beads as star bursts here and there and some fibers.

Going with the flow means when you feel you want to do something and you are not sure how it will come out, just go with it. You will be so surprised on how freeing it is. Things just happen in a good way.

I hope to have this Galaxy Art Quilt done next week and available in my shop ~ https://www.etsy.com/shop/thebutterflyquilter

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WIP Wednesday ~ Team Shop Quilt #2 Sashing and Borders

If you want to see how it has been going with our team shop quilt check out here how it began!

https://thebutterflyquilter.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/wip-wednesday-first-quiltsy-team-group-quilt/

At the end of each sashing strip I added a  1 1/2 inch x 3 1/2 inch of white fabric.

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I took a 6 1/2 inch size block that I received and took out the seam in the middle so I would have two 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 sections.

Full block 6 1/2 inch square

Full block 6 1/2 inch square

Two pieces each 31/2 x 6 1/2

Two pieces each 3 1/2 x 6 1/2

I then added a section to the end of each finished pieced row.

Add halve section to end of each row.

Add halve section to end of each row.

This is actually the border. So when you sew your rows together the border is already added on! The only border row you need to piece is the top and bottom border row.

So far it is coming along. It is taking a little bit longer than I thought but so worth it. Love all the bright colors!

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Remember this quilt will be for sale when it is all finished and quilted in our Quiltsy Team Etsy Store!

So far I have received 60 envelopes in the mail! So fun getting them from Ireland, Canada, Lithuania and the U.S.

Hop on over to check out what other quilters are doing on my Quiltsy Team Blog ~ http://teamquiltsy.blogspot.com

 

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Wip Wednesday ~ Next Abstract Art Quilt

A couple of weeks ago I drafted out my next abstract art quilt. I have already scanned it into my computer to enlarge it and to reverse the image. All I need to do now is to copy the reversed image onto freezer paper. The freezer paper will be my templates that I work from.

Abstract Quilt

Abstract Quilt

I went thru all of my fabrics and picked these out for the quilt top! Going to be bright and cheery!

Fabric Choices!

Fabric Choices!

Can’t wait to get started!

Wanted to remind everyone that on April 24th from 12:00pm ~ 5:30pm EDT my shop is having a huge sale of 55% off of everything! I am celebrating my 55th birthday and wanted everyone to celebrate with me!!  www.thebutterflyquilter.com

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WIP ~ Continue the “Cat on Quilt”

Now that my cat is done ~  https://thebutterflyquilter.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/wip-cat-on-quilt-photo/

I have to piece my  background.  I ended up having to piece each of the  quilts like I would a regular quilt. At first I thought I would just heat n’ bond each piece into place but changed my mind and ended up piecing each quilt separately, then joining them together before attaching the cat to the background.

Full size printed out for background

Full size print of background

My fabric choices for the background quilts.

Fabrics

Fabrics

Two section of pieced background done.

Two sections of pieced background done.

another quilt pieced

last two sections pieced

Now that all the background quilts are done,  I had to figure out how to piece them all together.  I ended up laying them where I wanted them to go and took a water soluble  blue marker and marked them each in place. Cut each one out adding a 1/4 inch seam allowance and piecing them together in different steps.  Most were set in seams which are always fun!

Last was adding the cat which was pinned in place with a lot of pins then I  used a clear monofilament thread with a small zig zag stitch to sew in place. When I go to quilt the top I will add more threading around the edges of the cat. 

Original Photo

Original Photo

Finished Top

Finished Top

With left over pieces of the pieced small quilts that I cut off to square up the quilt,  I was able to cut them up into strips and made the outer border with them. You can see pieces of the log cabin blocks and star blocks.

    I plan on quilting her this week.  Each of the quilts will be quilted like I would a quilt top with its own design.

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WIP #6A ~ Dyed Fabric Quilt Part Two

Remember this was my original sketch for my dyed fabrics from http://www.vickiwelsh.etsy.com

sun dyed draft

I enlarged each circle of squares and that became my template to make my pieces out of.  I used plates and bowls to mark my circle.  With my light box I marked my fabric pieces and then adhered some Pellon to the back of each piece.  Going from light to dark, I then cut out each individual piece and ironed them in place going from light to dark.

Middle Section of Design

Middle Section of Design

I started the center with the green gradient dyed piece of fabric, then onto yellow and orange.

Three rings and center done!

Three rings and center done!

I realized that for the outer rays  I needed another color.  Deciding was a little difficult but I decided on a red grouping.  I then contacted Vicki and asked her to dye me some red fabric with three gradations, instead of  five, going from middle dark to dark red! Can’t wait to see them!! Vicki is so wonderful to work with!

While waiting for my fabric to arrive I started the satin stitch process. I need to go around the outer and inner squares with a  coordinating color thread.

Satin Stitching Each Square!

Satin Stitching Each Square!

I hope to have the top all done by the beginning of next week so I can start quilting. While I am stitching the squares down I am also deciding how to quilt this piece!

If you would like to see my other art quilts, hop on over to Thebutterflyquilter.com!

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WIP #6 ~ The Starting Idea Of My Dyed Fabric Quilt

Can you say a fabric is luscious? I sure did when I received my order from Vicki Welsh’s shop! (Vickiwelsh.com) If you love the look of dyed fabric this is the place to stop in and look around. I found this wonderful piece of Pueblo brown and I ordered some of her standard packs of yellow, yellow-green, and red-yellow.  You really have to see the brown in person. Has a lovely movement to it!

sun dyed 3

I don’t design by looking at a fabric to see what I can come up with. My usual design method is coming up with a design then looking thru my fabrics.  This time I wanted to make something specific for this fabric.

I see a photo or something in a magazine and think that would be a beautiful quilt. I then get out my sketch pad and rearrange or add something to it or just change the whole design. I don’t like to copy anyone. So doodling on my sketch pad I came up with this little design that will be made larger.

sun dyed draftI will have some tweaking to do to get it where I want it but so far I am really liking it.

Now I will have to figure out where I will put which colors and the size of it.

sun dyed 2I am not cutting up the brown background fabric so I want as much as possible to be scene. I hope to have my large template for this done this week and already starting to piece it or appliqué it.

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