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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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Category Quilting
Type Wall Hanging
Style Art
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What materials did you use? I used cotton fabric, color pencils, water color pencils, light table, micro pen, thread, fabric medium, batting, and backer fabric.

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What are you most proud of? I am proud of the whole quilt. I am pleased how the portraits of the relatives turned out, along with the quilting process. I never did quilt as you go technique before this project and it turned out well.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I would say plan ahead and have fun. The quilt as you go technique works well if you are going to do a multi panel quilt like this one. I would also say start out small in your thread art portrait, then work up to a bigger size.

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This quilt is beautiful. What a great way to share family memories.

09/14/2014 Flag

Great job!

09/25/2014 Flag

Hey I don't know if anyone would see this comment or not regarding the quilt. I had some comments on this on how to make this and if there is a pattern. There was not pattern for this so I end up creating it as I went along. first I had to decide now many panels I wanted for the quilt and who should I put on the quilt. Once I narrowed down the relative list to do more of 4 generations( my daughter, her parents, her grandparents, her aunt, and her great-grandmothers) then I printed up my photos in the standard 8.5x 11 size. Then I cut up my fabric for the quilt sandwich panels about 9x12-10x13 just enough to do the correct number of panels and a little extra for mistakes. Then you do the process of the thread art project that we learned on the course. after that I would color the portraits, add the quilting, put the fabric medium, and then cut the panels to equal size of 8.5x11. To assemble it I used the quilt as you go method that I learned in one of the craftsy classes.

09/26/2014 Flag

Beyond words can express. LOVE IT!

10/12/2014 Flag

This is so nice..

10/12/2014 Flag