Today I wanted to show you some of the beautiful projects Rose Hughes has been creating. There are more too! These are just a few of my favorites.
Anita Eaton’s “Entwined Star” pattern is a variation on a “Twin Star” although Anita says that she actually started the star by experimenting with variations of nine patch stars rather than beginning with the “Twin Star”. Drawing a nine patch blocks on graph paper she arranged and rearranged line and color values until she came up with the “Entwined Star” variations. She says that she enjoys that method along with using EQ to do her designs.
There are no real rules about selecting certain fabrics for your advanced stained glass applique project. However, my suggestions in fabrics will make the construction come together with ease. I suggest using all good quality patchwork cotton fabrics. The reason I suggest good quality is because low-quality cotton and other fabrics can fray readily, which is not desirable for this technique as it can easily pull away from under the bias binding. In particular, when making a design such as "Scarlet Rose" an advanced project which uses narrow bias, you do not want any fraying at all. Batiks and dyer's cotton are ideal as they have a high thread count.
Perspective is an important aspect of pictorial quilts whether they are a landscape or still life and geometric quilts. The use of various forms of perspective can enhance the depth of the image making it more dramatic and creates the illusion of being three dimensional.
Abstract is a wonderful word because it has many different subtle meanings. It can be a verb, a noun or an adjective.
With all of the beautiful fall colors happening at this time of the year there is an amazing amount of possible photos that could be used to make a beautiful landscape quilt. This particular one Marilyn Lee captured. You cannot get much more beautiful than that!
There are several of Daphne Greig's quilts below. Do you know what she used to enhance them, AFTER the quilting was completed?
Nine amazing textile portraits have hit social media by storm you could say... and I'm not surprised. These portraits are so real like that you wouldn't imagine they were made of fabrics. Marilyn Belford made her first portrait of her parents (shown top left) back in 1999, she has gone on to make many more wonderful portraits as well as other art quilts. She is one very talented lady!
"Waves and Waterfalls" is about to begin again - I do hope you join in and make these pieces with me, because what's a party without people?