Monday, September 7, 2009

Three new pieces

Here are three new pieces I’ve completed in the past six weeks. All are little (smaller than one foot square), because I had to create them as projects for the two Quilting Arts TV segments and the Workshop DVD I filmed last week. That meant that I had to do each one partially several times, to create the “step-outs” to demonstrate how I worked.

Here’s the first, “Sunflower,” which is based on a photo I took in my mom’s garden. This sample is for my Quilting Arts Workshop DVD on free-motion machine quilting and thread-sketching. This piece has fused pieces that are thread-sketched; there is nothing but thread and fabric here. No paint! The Workshop DVD should be available this fall through Quilting Arts/Interweave.


This is “Bodie Island Lighthouse.” It is based on a photo I took during my daughter’s field trip to North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The pieces are fused to the background and then thread-sketched before the piece is quilted. That’s Angelina for the clouds. I think this project will be on the first episode, 501.


This is “Coleus,” a wholecloth painted quilt. It started as a piece of plain white Kona Cotton, and I painted it with Stewart Gill paint, then added some detail with thread, and quilted it. This piece is based on a close-up photo of a coleus leaf I took at the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Asheville. I think this project will air in episode 513:

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful pieces. I would like to do some art quilts with thread painting.

    Debbie

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  2. The coleus is to die for!! One of my favorite plants.

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  3. Wow Susan, these are amazing! Your talent never ceases to delight. Can't wait to see your appearances on QA TV!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to own the DVD of Season 5. The coleus is amazing. Congratulations!

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  5. Absolutely lovely as usual...You set the bar very high.
    R

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  6. Your work is wonderful, I love the coleus! Beautiful!

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  7. Susan, that coleus piece knocked my socks off! Wonderful work.

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  8. Lovely threadwork! I love the detail. The coleus piece is particularly interesting.

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  9. Wonderful!
    When will the DVD be ready?
    Katherine

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  10. Katherine, I think they are trying to get the DVD ready by Quilt Market/Festival in mid October.

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  11. Just stunning, all of them! It would be hard to chose a favorite. Beautiful work!

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  12. Susan they are all fantabulous! And I envy you having even a tiny bit of studio time...what fun!

    Sarah

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  13. Susan, these are wonderful. Can't wait to see them and the shows. Terrific coverage of the show.

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