Spring has sprung!

Well, technically, it has.  I don’t know about you but we are still getting a little snow today.

At least I can say that winter is officially over tomorrow-yeah!  The only thing I dislike about the warmer weather is that I want to be outside -and thus no sewing or quilting gets done.  I am looking forward to seeing some flowers outside soon.

This week finds me still working on the applique quilt.  I did nothing over March Break ,in regards  to sewing or quilting, that is.

I have decided to show you some more of my small “art quilts.”  This technique comes from Susan Brubaker Knapp of Blue Moon River website.  She is very talented when it comes to thread sketching.  I liked her work and style so much that I had to try it out.

The thread sketched crayons are one of my favorite  art quilts.  I am still amazed how thread alone can make these crayons appear so 3D.  What do you think?

Thread sketched crayons

Thread sketched crayons

Here is a close up of the same art quilt.

Close up of thread sketched crayons

Close up of thread sketched crayons

Isn’t that  cool?

Because I liked this technique so much, I decided to try thread sketching my  hand.  A hand was drawn and I sketched it out with thread.  There is stablizer in the middle along with batting and a backing.  The stabilizer helps

to keep the piece flat, especially with all that stitching added to it.

Thread sketched hand

Thread sketched hand

I am amazed that it actually looks like a hand, although somewhat deformed at that.

And lastly, here is a fingerprint that I tried to thread sketch as well.  I tried to use some of the programmed stitches on my domestic sewing machine.  Again, the idea came from Susan-she has alot  of good ideas.

Thread sketched fingerprint

Thread sketched fingerprint

Well, that is all for this week.  I am hoping to have some photos of the applique quilt to show you.  Hoping that my friend will like what I am doing with it.

Have a great week.

Ruth

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