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Project

Desert Bloom

Project Description

What are you most proud of? When I finished the fabric piecing, I realized that simply using browns and tans for the ground wasn't enough to illustrate a desert setting. So I decided to add Jacquard Lumiere fabric paint to give the illusion of sand. I machine quilted various winds in the sky and painted those quilt lines as well, to illustrate air movement. What advice would you give someone starting this project? This project is manageable, and totally worth doing. I learned a huge amount of information that I have been able to translate into other quilts that I am doing, pictoral and otherwise. Because it is so clearly explained, it is easy to take baby steps on this project and experiement with techniques you may have otherwise been intimidated by.

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric
  • batting
  • freezer paper
  • Jacquard fabric paints.

Q&A with Sheais7725

circles asked:
Love the background. It really shows movement
Sheais7725 answered:
Thanks...that was my first time experiementing with painting on my quilting...I do like how it turned out.
mamavozw26656 asked:
This flower is so different from all the others and I really do like it!!!
Sheais7725 answered:
Thank you! It was a lot off fun to personalize!
Granny Marsha asked:
Just love this! Reminds me of a coneflower.
Sheais7725 answered:
It was a coneflower pattern. I just made it weird. ;^) Thanks!

Skill Level

Intermediate