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Birch Trees

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Birch Trees

Created in this Craftsy class

Painted Pictorial Quilts taught by Annette Kennedy

Brushstroke by brushstroke, Annette Kennedy shows you how to use paint to bring your quilted landscapes to life with depth and richness.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional
Kay Gee on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I am delighted that the piece actually resembles the picture I had imagined. There was a lot of thought and stops and starts while trying to decide how to break up the picture into pieces and then find fabric that would work. I think that the trees look great and most have at least 4 different white fabrics, each of them reacted differently with the fabric paint.

Kay Gee on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use your imagination, follow your instincts and remember that with the paints, don't start off too dark as you can't lighten what is already there but you can embellish and add shading. Have fun.

Kay Gee on craftsy.com

are the trees just fused on and than sewn on with a straight stitch -beautiful

04/16/2014 Flag

The trees are a combination of up to four different white fabrics, raw edges and turned edges. Sewn on with monofilament. Hope this answers your question. Thank you for your comments.

04/18/2014 Flag

Really dimensional and beautifully done!

12/08/2015 Flag

Wow you did an amazing job on this art quilt. Depth is great colors are wonderful. You are right the trees are amazing.

01/16/2016 Flag

Great job on the Birch trees.

01/21/2016 Flag

Really nice trees, Kay, and I also love your receding ground layers too! It is inviting me in for a hike. :) I noticed you mentioned that the paint reacted differently with each "white" fabric you used in the trees. Yes, that happens and it is interesting to see how they are different because of the different weaves, textures and possibly finishes on the fabrics.

03/07/2016 Flag