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?
Here is a close up of the same art quilt.
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.
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.
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.
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Looks great and there’s nothing better than getting your skills down doing something you enjoy rather than just repeating styles. Fabulous!
Great idea, will have to try it soon.
Hi Regina, Thanks for checking out my blog. Ruth
Amazing! I wish you lived near here, you would do wonders for some in our guild!