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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Still painting!

I'm working on a new project with some painting.  I had my daughter take a photo of my husband and I holding hands.  Well, actually I had her take a photo of just our hands.  I wanted to recreate them for a small quilt.  I had planned to use fabric and thread, but since I took the painting class on Craftsy, I decided to give it a try with paint.

I forgot to take a photo before I added any paint.  Here is the beginning of my project with some color on the hands.  I made the difference in our hand color more pronounced to emphasize which hand is which.  I only had one light colored batik, so they both started with the same color.  A piece of the original color is laying beside the hands.

Now I need to add some more shadows, and paint the sleeves.
Have a Creative Day

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Painted Pictorial Quilts from Craftsy

I finished painting the second project for the class called Painted Pictorial Quilts.  This class is taught on Craftsy by Annette Kennedy.  The first project was a painted iris.  The second one is a mountain scene.  This is Annette's pattern with my fabrics and painting according to her directions.

Here is the fabric before paint.

Here it is after the paint has been added.

I really enjoyed this class.  In between the two projects she talks about color and depth and dimension.  I still have two of the fifteen lessons left.  I think they are about how to finish your painting.  I can't wait to make a pattern from one of my own photos and turn it into a painted quilt.
Have a creative day

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Craftsy Classes

I finished my March blocks for the biggest Block of the Month Club ever.  I am using a fat quarter pack I bought from  It is a Kaffe Fassett assortment in neutral colors.  I bought a second pack last month from, but now I'm wondering if I might need a third.  I'm still using the first pack but this is only month 3.

Here are this months blocks
String Block Pattern
Broken Spider Web Block Pattern

When I joined the Block of the Month Class I received a discount for a second class.  I signed up for Painted Pictorial Quilts taught by Annette Kennedy.  I started the class this past week.  There are two projects in the class and so far I have done one. The pattern was drawn by Annette Kennedy.

Before painting

After painting
Not too bad for a first try.  It looks better up close.

A fun class, not the best quality video but I learned a lot so far and I'm excited to try my own patterns.
Have a creative day.