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Fast Foward

The hollyhocks are are coming right along, Here’s my progress report for my time lapse quilt for 2/16/2014. I’ll  give a few photos leading up to today’s progress., if anyone is just seeing this for the first time. It will make it a time lapse.

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Start Date Jan 19 Fabric painted work begins

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Jan 27

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Feb. 2 2014

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Feb 5

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Feb 9

Progress 2/16/2014

I have finished most of flowers and and added the shading to the stocks. A few side views of the flowers and buds and a little more details and then I’ll be ready to quilt it.

Feb 16

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hollyhocks 2/16/2014

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hollyhocks 014If you would like to follow this series from it’s start here are the links that cover it

#1- http://asianartandquilts.com/2014/01/26/time-lapse-make-a-new-art-quilt/

#2- http://asianartandquilts.com/2014/01/26/time-lapse-make-a-new-art-quilt/

#3-http://asianartandquilts.com/2014/02/02/time-lapse-you-caner/

#4=http://asianartandquilts.com/2014/02/09/portland-or-jelly-bellied-cabin-fever/

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Time Lapse Art Quilt Begins

An editor stops by my empty Etsy shop. I’m mortified she sees it in such an empty state. Must make quilts, make quilts-no Facebook for you Barbara! Here’s one I’ve just started, if you want to follow it from beginning to end. So why not make a game of it? Time me, let’s see how long it takes me to make a quilt. Start date - January 19th.  Gotta go, must make quilts.

hollyhock quilt progress "the" beginning

All painted. sketched the layout [I never do that,. but felt I needed to on this one] Go

Beginning stages of the hollyhocks

Beginning stages of the hollyhocks

Hollyhocks progress
Rain Forest

One More Try

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I am disturbed by the dismal photographic results of my quilt, my  Rain Forest Canopy. It turned out so well. It was pretty. I was pleased at the results, that is until I saw the photos. How could an attractive quilt look so unattractive in photos of it? I’m frustrated because it

is a cool quilt, interesting, great colors  pretty, such dazzling glittery threads. but you sure  can’t tell from the photos. I have taken a few more photos and done a few tweaks. It hasI thought this one was a cool looking quilt, [ No false modesty here, ha,]  but if i don’t like the quilts I am making, why would I expect anyone else to? If I can’t offer work that I’m proud of, why bother at all?

If I sound like I’m patting myself on the back a wee bit too much, sorry, I can think of no other way to convey the difference between the actual quilt and the  picture of the quilt. I made a list

I’ll describe what I think are it’s best points, that photos don’t show very well. 

Here’s my list:

#1-The color, love those blues and orange reds together, a classic great combo.  

#2-The design. The design is obviously an abstract,. I realize that abstracts aren’t everyone’s cup of

tea, but I love them. I think it turned out to be a cool abstract.

#3- I love the threads I used, for my abstract quilting, The way they made my  quilting pop. they are some of the best I’ve found, what a difference good thread makes.These show with a rich, saturated appearance.

There is a lot more I would like to say here about thread, but my posts are already to long. So I’ll save that

for another post in a few days, come back then, if you’e like some thread insight from a fiber

artist, I’ve used many different threads, kinds and brands, I’ve have found my favorites and will share that, as well as why I personally feel that way.

So check back in a few days. 

 

Rain Forest Canopy

Rain Forest

Rain Foreat Canapy

Rain Forest Canaoy

Rain Forest quilt center

Rain Forest Canopy

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Rain Forest Canopy