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Traditional Dala Horse

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Swedish Dala 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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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? Cotton fabrics, Interfacing, batting, colored pencils, polyester threads.

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What are you most proud of? The wiggle thread art was quit difficult, but I heard Lola's voice which told me "It doesn't matter" and "No one will notice..". I smiled and continued. This was accually a practicepiece. My intention was to practice to paint the horse with a lot of shades as Lola showed. I found the horse good enough to continue with the rest. Yes, I did it backwards. "I didn't care - who will notice?" Oops! I told you!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make it the right way. You can accidently smudge out the colors when you are quilting the piece.

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Hey! Saw this on instagram, I love this, it's gorgeous!

01/25/2013 Flag

Thanks! I recognize your signature.

01/25/2013 Flag

Beautiful! I love the tunnel effect of the quilting behind the horse. Really eye-opening to what can be done with this idea.

01/27/2013 Flag

You have done a fabulous job. The Dela Horse is showcased in a way that will be remembered. I really love the background it adds so much to this piece.

01/28/2013 Flag

Barbro! hi! This is Joan! I just joined this class! I'm gathering supplies now and hope to start soon. I love doing new portraits! Joan

01/28/2013 Flag

Hi Joan! Nice to meet you here. I'm seeing forward to your portrait.

01/29/2013 Flag