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Monday, July 22, 2013

townhouses and kaleidoscopes

My art quilt group has a table challenge.  We are to make a self portrait on one part, and put what we are working on on the table on a second part. I finished the work part, and that is what is pictured.  I still have to render myself on the other half.
When I finished, I felt like fooling around, so I opened Kaleidescope Kreator and uploaded the townhouses, and also my dragon quilt.  I don't like to use the program with people, being adverse to picture grandchildren

joined at the hip, but I do find using my quilts makes some interested designs.  I might use the design for greeting cards.  I think it would be neat to make a clock base, if I knew where to order one.  Anyway, here are the houses, the dragons quilt, and the kaleidoscopes.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Somewhere over the Rainbow

I worked on this piece in a Pamela Allen class.  Before it was quilted I didn't care for it, but I decided to see what quilting could add, and the quilting changed my mind.

The piece was an exercise in black and white, with just a little bit of color.  I used embroidery floss to quilt it.  The white Asian style fabric at the top needed help.  I used the colors from the circles on the rainbow to choose a single strand of floss and quilted along the lines of the pattern in the fabric.  I added some French knots in the areas where the waves curled.  I faced the piece, which I wouldn't do again, as there was a lot of bulk to deal with in the corners.Off the Wall Fridays