Saturday, July 12, 2014


“Beetles” by Susan Brubaker Knapp
Copyright 2014
(10.5"x 29")
This piece is based on sketches I made from photos of a friend’s collection of mounted insects. I stitched the beetles first with black thread on white fabric, then painted them. To make the texture in the background, I quilted a tight meander before rubbing paint over the raised areas created by the quilting.


  1. Another beautifully creative piece by one of my most favorite quilt artists!

  2. susan, this is beautiful. I love the effect of quilting first and then painting. So glad I was able to take a class with you. nancy


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