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El Greco Horse

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 Funky, Casual, Whimsical
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What materials did you use? I used black Isacord thread to do the outlining and quilting, fusible fleece for the batting, and a cream background with tiny black and red flower cotton print for the background. I satin stitched the edge with the Isacord and then attached a 3 foot length of rhinestones in a black plastic chain around the edge. The top is coated in textile medium to protect it.

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What are you most proud of? That a piece of art was created between two generations... and love of art has been passed down.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I used the Creative Feet Satin Stitching foot. Wow! What a difference! The foot is a bit pricey in my opinion, but after using it quite successfully on these projects... and not only successfully, but with ease that I have changed my mind about the cost. It is so well worth the money. Also, I used the Pearls and Piping foot from Creative Feet to attach the 3 foot chain of rhinestones. You can see where I started and stopped at the bottom. I probably should have put on some jewelry glue to hold the beginning and ending pieces together that way the thread would have somewhere to grab and wrap itself around. I hand sewed a key ring onto the back to hang it up easily.

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another nice piece.

05/17/2013 Flag

A very nice way to get kids involved in the arts which I think should start early. As a "Nana" I would have welcomed this as a gift from my either of my granddaughters...age 3...who already have "art centers" in their play room.

05/20/2013 Flag