Poe Quilted Art Caricature

Poe Quilted Art Caricature

Once upon midnight not so dreary… I pondered… a caricature of Edgar Allan Poe, in part because he is still such an intriguing literary figure, and because my daughter teaches high school English. I also wanted to try out another experiment with paints!...
Sateen Quilted Art

Sateen Quilted Art

Still being fairly new to FMQ (2.5 years now), I’m still enchanted with all the possibilities for stitches. To celebrate these stitches as an art form, which they are anyway(!), I wanted to do a quilted art piece using just one piece of fabric and one color of...
Painted Trapunto Flower

Painted Trapunto Flower

Another experiment with new paints. I had been curious about Dye-Na-Flow liquid acrylic paints so I decided to see how they performed. My first experiment was going to be a simple flower which, I figured if it turned out ok, I’d make it into a pillow. First off,...
Cat Faces Quilt

Cat Faces Quilt

The challenge: design a modern, heirloom cat quilt for my granddaughter, age 10, which will appeal to her now and as an adult! Here’s what I came up with!   This is for you techies: I drew the design in Photoshop at 90×108″ at 72dpi. I usually do it...
Inktense Flowers

Inktense Flowers

By popular demand, how I created my “Inktense Flowers”. I was new to Inktense last year so this was an experiment.  A normal person would have thrown this experiment away pretty early on, but we’re not talking about a normal person here. We’re...
“Galaxy” Quilted Art on Canvas

“Galaxy” Quilted Art on Canvas

Another fearless experiment with paint! (I say fearless because I don’t know about you but I find a blank canvas or a blank piece of fabric quite intimidating!!) I got a nice set of Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow fabric paints (all fabric paints are linked in my Products...
LOTUS and PAISLEY QUILTS

LOTUS and PAISLEY QUILTS

I found two gorgeous Kaffe Fassett prints and paired them with Moda orange grunge to make two lap quilts, each 55×70″. [Actually, I’ve found way way way more than two gorgeous Fassett prints…and other prints!! If this keeps up I may qualify for...
Raw Edge Appliqué Cat Art

Raw Edge Appliqué Cat Art

Yes, I know, it’s been almost two months since I posted…sorry! Been so busy!! I’ve made some quilts (which I will post soon). I recently wanted to try my hand at raw edge appliqué and do something artsy. Artsy is a word I’m sure if not, it is...
FMQ Zipper Bag Tutorial

FMQ Zipper Bag Tutorial

Ok, you asked for it, you got it. This is how I make my quiled zipper bags! There are different ways to make them. This one is not lined and is a simple, flat rectangular bag. If you’re in a hurry, this is an easy and fast way to do it. This is also a great way...
COUCHED SNOWMAN

COUCHED SNOWMAN

Follow my blog with Bloglovin –– Staying with the holiday theme this December 2018, and wanting to try one more couching experiment I decided to make a small snowman wall hanging. This would be good practice for some artsy ideas I have later!   Since I wanted a soft,...
FMQ GIFTS!

FMQ GIFTS!

Since this is a gift-giving time of the year for many people I wanted to do another post this week and share some of the small things I made my first year (2017) as a new FMQ-obsessed crazy person!  (If you haven’t turned into one already, you will!) I made...
Santa–Couching Foot

Santa–Couching Foot

The temptation to get the COUCHING INSERTS for the BERNINA #72 ruler foot was too tempting this past Black Friday (50% off)! I really had in mind using the smallest of the 3 inserts to do some small projects, but so far I cannot get anything to work but the largest...