Designing with Photoshop: PhotoArt Quilt

Designing with Photoshop: PhotoArt Quilt

Photoshop is not only a great program for processing photos and creating PhotoArt, it’s also quite useful as a design program. My design needs are fairly simple but I use Photoshop to easily create repeat patterns, to create...
My new digital art quilt Wildflowers in the Mist

My new digital art quilt Wildflowers in the Mist

It’s been quite a while since I made an art quilt, however I’m participating in an upcoming art exhibit to be displayed in the Deland City Hall (see more details at bottom of this post), so I took the opportunity to make this...
Creative sewing in shades of purple: Dandelion emerges

Creative sewing in shades of purple: Dandelion emerges

It’s often surprising what emerges when you work intuitively without a plan or design in mind. The cloth and stitches just somehow unfold their own story. This time a dandelion field emerged. I’ve used a lot of scrim in this...
Creative sewing in shades of purple: a little handstitching

Creative sewing in shades of purple: a little handstitching

Progressing a little further with my Shades of Purple art quilt, I dyed a piece of fabric to use for the background. I love the yellow to purple gradation. Used as a background fabric, I think it brightens up the quilted layer which will...
Tutorial: Creative Ways to Use Angelina Fiber

Tutorial: Creative Ways to Use Angelina Fiber

One of the many perks of being a textile artist is that you get to play with all sorts of fun and creative products, and Angelina Fiber is definitely one of those fun products. If you’re not familiar with Angelina Fiber, it’s...
Hand Dyed Fabric: All Done Playing with Complementary Colors

Hand Dyed Fabric: All Done Playing with Complementary Colors

If you have been following the process: It started with some hand dyed fabrics; then I began the design process; and now for the final results: This was the result of the sample at the last installment: Now I needed to add a little green...
Poppy Photo Art Quilt – finally finished!

Poppy Photo Art Quilt – finally finished!

It took a little longer than I expected, but I’ve finally completed my “Poppy” photo art quilt! (Note to self – when you block a square quilt, do it right the first time.) The finished size is 30″ square, and...
How do you see yourself?

How do you see yourself?

I finally managed to get a little sewing in recently and finally finished a self-portrait challenge for my local fiber art group. I wanted to do this piece all in fabric but I don’t work much with commercial fabrics any more and...
Things to do with fabric scraps

Things to do with fabric scraps

I was recently going through some of my old art quilts looking for samples where I’ve used fabric paper, and rediscovered this cute little art quilt “Scraps”. “Scraps” is about 18″ x 12″ and it...

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