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Finished, but unframed

Created in this Craftsy Course

Thread Art taught by Lola Jenkins

Color and texture dominate this art quilting class. Learn stitches and shading to make colors and patterns pop in your collage or portrait quilts.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical, Casual
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What materials did you use? cotton fabric, cotton thread, prisma color pencils, textile medium

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What are you most proud of? I am proud that it actually resembles the original photo, and also that I did something in the background. I have done similar fiber art from a photo before, but never used colored pencils on it or filled in the background with quilting.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just go for it! See it through to the end. At the very least, your creative aptitude will grow!

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i love it. was it hard? im a chicken to start! but i need to just start, right??!!!

11/12/2012 Flag

No, I don't think it was hard, but it did take a me just not worrying about it so much and seeing it through to the end. I have a tendency to question my own abilities when it comes to this sort of thing. I heard a great quote the other day: "Perfection is the enemy of greatness". Keep that in mind and just accept it as a learning experience. We are our own worst critics!

11/14/2012 Flag

Lisa7337 it is really not hard to do this. All you have to do is believe that you can, follow the steps that I have outlined, ask any questions you may have on your journey and then....Bingo will happen.

11/14/2012 Flag

WOW! This is awesome. You have done a fabulous job. I am proud and you should be also. You have a treasured piece of artwork. I am so glad that you went for it. Way to go.

11/14/2012 Flag

Thank you Ms. Lola. That is especially great coming from you!

11/14/2012 Flag

Very realistic. Wasn't sure what I was going to use as my project but now I have an idea. Thanks for sharing.

11/17/2012 Flag

love it - especially the way you did the eyes and mouth.

11/17/2012 Flag

Great job.

07/01/2014 Flag