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Desert Bloom

Created in this Craftsy Course

Art Quilting: Pictorial Techniques taught by Wendy Butler Berns

Turn your treasured photos into fiber art. Create a pattern, choose a fabric palette and learn Wendy's easy machine appliqué method.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Casual, Funky, Romantic, Eco-Friendly, Whimsical
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What materials did you use? Cotton fabric, batting, freezer paper, Jacquard fabric paints.

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What are you most proud of? When I finished the fabric piecing, I realized that simply using browns and tans for the ground wasn't enough to illustrate a desert setting. So I decided to add Jacquard Lumiere fabric paint to give the illusion of sand. I machine quilted various winds in the sky and painted those quilt lines as well, to illustrate air movement.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This project is manageable, and totally worth doing. I learned a huge amount of information that I have been able to translate into other quilts that I am doing, pictoral and otherwise. Because it is so clearly explained, it is easy to take baby steps on this project and experiement with techniques you may have otherwise been intimidated by.

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Love the background. It really shows movement

11/23/2011 Flag

Thanks...that was my first time experiementing with painting on my quilting...I do like how it turned out.

12/05/2011 Flag

This flower is so different from all the others and I really do like it!!!

11/28/2011 Flag

Thank you! It was a lot off fun to personalize!

12/05/2011 Flag

Just love this! Reminds me of a coneflower.

12/30/2011 Flag

It was a coneflower pattern. I just made it weird. ;^) Thanks!

12/30/2011 Flag

Such a lovely work of art.

02/06/2012 Flag

Great combination of techniques.. really adds so much texture and dimension

07/08/2012 Flag