I love seeing quilters, artists and crafters creating pieces inspired by my patterns and creations. I hope you will enjoy seeing these creation as much as I do.
Barbara created her first mini quilt using my umbrella girl pattern. I like the mixed materials – it gives it texture and keeps your eye dancing.
LaDawn created this sweet girl with her cat. She wrote: â€œHere’s my second quilt made from your patterns. This one is of my daughter serving as a missionary in Utah.â€ I like the buttons she used for flowers!
Cindy has been busy creating art quilts from photos of family of friends. This one was a gift for a friend, she wrote: â€œHere’s my favorite reproduction of a photo of a dear childhood friend with her partner walking through Yosemite National Park. Â The picture was on their Holiday card. It touched my heart so much, I reproduced it as best I could, and sent it to her as a thank you gift. Â They were thrilled, and almost speechless!â€ I can see why – itâ€™s wonderful. Check out the pictures she has been using for inspiration.
From the photo of her daughter, Cindy created this art quilt. It has so much movement. And she drew in a face on the girl and her puggle. It capture the excitement and enjoyment of the moment.
Cindy also created this photo replica of her daughter trekking/hiking through Chile and Patagonia. Â Cindy is having so much fun stitching up these wonderful treasures. I asked her how she was creating the faces. She wrote: â€œI used free-motion quilting and a little thread painting for faces and shadows. Â I’ve found that thread painting shadows is easier before sandwiching the layers, but it almost looks the same before as after.â€
She also notes: â€œTiny pieces of shoes are tedious , but patience in getting the tiny bits fused and appliquÃ©d on the background fabric is paramount to a great outcome!â€ I concur – shoes and other tiny appliquÃ© pieces can be tedious, but they do help make the quilt come alive.