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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional
Louise Brogan on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? cotton fabrics. lots of thread!

Louise Brogan on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? This was a first try for me on a realistic portrait quilt. I just used methods I've used for other art quilts in the past, and it turned out successful. I used raw-edge applique, after enlarging a photo to use as a visual guide. After getting all my values and colors chosen from the right fabrics and heavily thread painting over the appliqued image to get shadows and highlights, the rest was easy. You just need to take your time.

Louise Brogan on craftsy.com

thank you!

04/01/2015 Flag

Absolutely Gorgeous! I'm a new fan of your work.

02/05/2016 Flag

I can't believe I have fans! I'm so flattered and smiling ear to ear! Thank you!

02/06/2016 Flag

Love your work. Do you have any books or online video classes that teach your style of thread painting?

05/15/2016 Flag

Thank you! No I dont...im just a lady who loves to quilt and learn new ways to do it! I'm learning as I go along. I pick up information along the way from any source I can. You'd be amazed at how many quilting books are out there - Online videos and Craftsy classes too. You pick up a little here and a little there, and you just use what works for the project youre working on!

05/16/2016 Flag