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: