10 October 2011

Art In Progress: Art Quilt, Part Two

I finished my art quilt... yay!

She is already hanging on my studio wall, and I'm already thinking about the next one... I don't think I mentioned in my last post, but the girl is one of my drawings that I scanned and printed on fabric. The text is my own hand-writing turned into a font and printed on fabric. Cool, right?

I decided to glam her up with a bunch of purple sequins. I did a tiny knot for each one to hold it in place. It was time consuming but so so worth it! I also added a lovely orange button in the center of her flower. Even though I think she's done, if I found some lovely metallic thread, I might have to embellish her eyes. Maybe on the next girl...

Another button and some rick rack! I don't know if there's a certain way you are supposed to sew rick rack, but I just do a tiny stitch at the top and button of each wave. It works for me!

This was such a fun project! I'll definitely be making more of these! I thought I wasn't into quilts... but I was wrong! Still, I don't see me ever making one much bigger than this one (at 8 x 10 inches).


  1. i knew she was one of your drawings, right away. she turned out perfectly, i must say. :)

  2. Thanks, Teddi! I love her so much that as soon as I was finished, I hung her up on my wall. I will post pictures of my studio very soon, hopefully next weekend!

  3. This art quilt came out really great! I've never tried anything like this before. I really like all that stitching, and the flower in her hair. Fun!

  4. It's my first time, too! I have all this lovely fabric, but I never sew! I decided that I had to do something with the fabric and an art quilt is the result. I'm already thinking about the next one, but I need to prep more fabric to print on and I don't remember where I put that fabric! Iiieee!

  5. Very cool way to use your drawings in more fabulous art! She is a wonderful,happy art quilt!

  6. Oh so beautiful and oh so clever printing on fabric I have no idea how you get your own writing as a font (but then again my writing isn't great lol) I really like this lots well done you. I do like the idea of glaming the eyes up a bit too. Dxx


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