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Surface Design - with Fabric Paint

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Created in this Craftsy class

Color Play for Quilters taught by Joen Wolfrom

Learn how prize-winning quilters and top fabric designers create beautiful color combinations, movement, depth and luminosity through fabric.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Retro Vintage
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What materials did you use? Cotton Fabric and Jacquard Paints

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What are you most proud of? The color play, as a result of this Craftsy Class. AND - allowing myself to play without being afraid of messing up. It's only fabric, after all!

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I was really trying to bring a sense of the Victorian/Steampunk naturalist to this project. The quilted lines reminded me of latitude and longitude lines. I wish that I had transferred a vintage map image to the fabric as well as the floral images. The florals are all scientifically accurate botanical illustrations.

12/25/2013 Flag

I really like what you have done, but I also really like your suggestion about a map. That's where working in a series can be a great way to expand one's ideas. Joen

01/10/2014 Flag

Very original and creative! I do see the Steampunk/ Victorian theme coming through when I look at the close-ups, but the overall design in the more distant photos looks great, too.

02/16/2014 Flag