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walk in the woods challenge

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Year-end Season Swap Photos Dec 2017

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Comment by Cottonwood Quilter on May 21, 2009 at 7:32pm
Welcome Sharon, thanks for joining. You do wonderful work, I have never mastered the art of applique although I have taken a class or two. As for your question, I would say your quilts would (my opinion) your quilts would be art quilts. I hope the other members, give their opinion, as it is an interesting thought. My quilt "Shelby" was done piece by piece, traced on paper, fabric cut out, steam a seam 2 was used, and the edges sewn (by machine) down. Seems that is very similar to applique, so why not. Is that quilt in your page? Thanks again, and I look forward to response to your question. Happy quilting!! Linda
Comment by Sharon Johnstone on May 21, 2009 at 3:31pm
Hello Art Quilt lovers. What exactly makes a quilt an Art Quilt? I am an applique addict, however, I also love scrap quilts and have a plethora of UFOs I'm trying to conquer. We are including the Art Quilt category in our next quilt show in September and I was wondering if a quilt I have just finished would be in the Art Quilt category, wall hanging category or twin size category. It started out as a row by row quilt and it is mostly applique. I put it together, hand quilted it differently for each row and used a big stitch around the border and added beads. I also added some beaded butterflies and birds to tie the different rows together. I'm very pleased with it.
Comment by Cottonwood Quilter on May 12, 2009 at 7:12pm
I know what you mean, my fingers seem to go faster then my mind. Thanks for the info., I use 50/50 or cotton with my LA, but did the flannel for the art quilt. I am not sure I would have been happy with two layers of flannel, will look into the Hobb's as I have used their products before. I am now LAing a large queen quilt for a customer and she brought the new Dream Green. She said I could keep some so will try that with a small wall hanging, as it is really stable. Linda
Comment by Gwen/OH on May 12, 2009 at 6:59pm
Poly-blend in the previous comment...I type too fast and don't always edit my typing before adding the comment..
Comment by Cottonwood Quilter on May 12, 2009 at 6:47pm
Curious as to what other art quilters use for batting. I was lead to use two layers of flannel, but opted for only one. The final quilt was very much to my liking as loft was not necessary, but now wonder what the ears and such would have looked like had I used thin poly there or some of the other spots. Guess my next project will be the test. I have a landscape project in mind, any thoughts? Happy quilting everyone... P.S. I am also reading up on the ACEO;s...
Comment by Cottonwood Quilter on May 11, 2009 at 5:06pm
Great advice on the Steam a Seam 2, as it really is nice and light, but does not stick well, so will try you idea, sounds great. Thanks look forward to exchanging more ideas. Linda
Comment by Gwen/OH on May 11, 2009 at 4:11pm
Linda~ thank you for the 'welcome', I was so busy writing I forgot to say thanks earlier.
Glad to be here too.
Gwen
Comment by Kim Dogluver on May 11, 2009 at 3:37pm
Thank you Gwen for your help in photoshop. I really appreciate It.
Comment by Cottonwood Quilter on May 11, 2009 at 3:35pm
I really thought the postorizing was a great help to simply the color selection. I will try the remove color, as that would actually make it easier to draw the transparency. Thanks for all your information. Now I need to get to the ACEO Group to learn more about that aspect. Am anxious to try a postcard.
Comment by Cottonwood Quilter on May 11, 2009 at 3:20pm
Welcome Gwen, glad to meet up with you here.
I use the photoshop posterizing only I keep the color in the photo. I too like keeping the original photo near my posterboard with muslin so I can check the coloring against the fabric. In my Shelby quilt I used the backside of the fabric almost as much as the front side. The backside is muted more. Do you use a transparency at all? I tape it to the front then make my fabric templetes using tracing paper. Look forward to all your information and art quilt knowledge. We will all learn so much, again greetings. Linda
 

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