These journal quilts were made just for fun. The top one I was thread painting ginko leaves. The bottom one was made in a class years ago.
These journal size quilts were made in one long piece, then cut apart and hang on my wall connected by the hanging sleeve. I made the mist out of white netting. 35" x 11" It's titled "Still Waters."
A couple of close-up pieces. Some see a city and some see cliffs. These are journal size 8 1/2" x 11"
|More thread painting for the bamboo leaves. I couched some raffia type stuff around the edges and did the blanket stitch by hand over it with purple floss.|
I made this out of some fabric I cut from a dress (the purplish fabric).
Another Journal quilt to practice what I was to use on a larger quilt.
A few years ago I made a bunch of postcards. I should do it again. I was playing with different color groups and shapes. Very educational.
I have since sent all of them out with greetings to friends and family.
|Two postcards with the thread painting for the leaves. I took this picture outside so it's a little washed out.|
Now we're getting into my artist trading cards. These were for the trade in Houston.
Now, I'm calling it thread painting, but maybe there is a better term for it. I take two layers of netting and draw a leaf shape on them. I put them in a hoop and out line the leaf with thread and fill it in. I use a different color in the bobbin than I do in the top so I can turn the leaf over and use either side. I change thread colors three times to get a layered effect.
|My ginko phase. I have a ginko tree in front of my house so I can pick leaves whenever. I enlarge or shrink them on my printer.|