Free-motion and painting videos!

I have published a couple new YouTube videos. One is free-motion quilting a simple tree and the newest is a mini painted landscape (from previous post) that will be stitched in a later video or two.

If you take the time to watch them I truly appreciate it. If you enjoy them please comment, give them thumbs up and subscribe!

Free-motion quilting a Tree

Fabric Painted Landscape in a Hoop

Thank you!

Quilting and Painting Away, Ann

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Painted Landscape or Two!

I painted a little yesterday using my old quilt hoop (as the stretcher frame) and the Jacquard Textile Colors. The plan was, and still is, to do a bit of machine embroidery over the painting, then sandwich it and add some MeAnndering (aka free-motion quilting). But after I took the fabric out of the hoop to press it I realized my horizon line was just about smack in the middle of the painting and that doesn’t work for me.

Now the plan is to make two smaller pieces… YES, twice the fun!

I’m off to add a bit more dimension with machine embroidery. I’ll share that in the next post. In the meantime I’m linking up here to Nina-Marie at Creations… where she post wonderful content and shares links for other talented and inspiring quilt and fiber artists.

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The All White Landscape

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m making a series of lessons showing how I make different elements for a mini fabric landscapes. What I neglected to mention is that I would be starting with white fabric (Thank you, Snarky Quilter!). Here is the piece in progress, which means these pieces are not attached and there may be changes. I find looking at a photo of the piece, using a mirror or walking away for a while, can be helpful in figuring out what may need to be tweaked. I have some ideas for change already. There will be thread play and quilting over the entire piece, so if it appears to be lacking that may just be where I plan to stitch more colors and nature bits.

I used different techniques for each of these elements – Rocks (as mentioned in previous post), the most forward foreground, second foreground, water & sky, tiny hills/mountains, and tree trunks. I hope you will stay tuned and thanks for stopping by!  

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