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Painted Trillium

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Art Quilt Backgrounds: Beyond Log Cabin taught by Judith Trager

Cut loose, cut wonky and create a work of art with Judith Trager.

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What materials did you use? Cotton and batik scraps, organza, fabric paint, colored markers

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What are you most proud of? The thread painting. I didn't even know what it was 6 months ago when I signed up for my first Crafsty class.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take each step, or layer, of the quilt at a time. It's easy to get overwhelmed with undertaking such a big project otherwise.

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This is lovely. So much beautiful detail.

06/02/2014 Flag

Looks great! You have some puckering along the tree trunk. Are you going to quilt the "sky" part to get rid of that? And, I would suggest a final hard pressing and trim to make sure it lays flat against the wall.I like the cut through piece out of the brown stripey fabric. It looks like a cliff face! Congratulations and keep going! Judith

06/04/2014 Flag

Thanks Judith, I'm pretty happy with how it has turned out. I have already attempted to iron/steam it and it does hang flat now. However, before I bind it, there is still some puckering around the tree trunk. I did lightly quilt the "sky," which you can't see in the picture. Would quilting it more heavily now help with the puckering? Or has the pressing/steaming done what it will do, and I should just chalk it up as a learning experience? I guess I should have quilted the sky more heavily first, and then thread painted the tree? Would that have prevented some of the puckers? I am very happy with the "ground" portion, less so with the "sky" and love that the cut off plant and background reads like a cliff!

06/04/2014 Flag

Very cool~!

07/20/2014 Flag