Reader Creativity

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: “Here’s my second quilt made from your patterns. This one is of my daughter serving as a missionary in Utah.” 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: “Here’s my favorite reproduction of a photo of a dear childhood friend with her partner walking through Yosemite National Park.  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.  They were thrilled, and almost speechless!” I can see why – it’s wonderful. Check out the pictures she has been using for inspiration.

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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.  Cindy is having so much fun stitching up these wonderful treasures. I asked her how she was creating the faces. She wrote: “I used free-motion quilting and a little thread painting for faces and shadows.  I’ve found that thread painting shadows is easier before sandwiching the layers, but it almost looks the same before as after.”

She also notes: “Tiny pieces of shoes are tedious , but patience in getting the tiny bits fused and appliquéd on the background fabric is paramount to a great outcome!” I concur – shoes and other tiny appliqué pieces can be tedious, but they do help make the quilt come alive.