I worked on three more art quilts this weekend.
They all have fabric painting on them, and are all about 8" x 10".
This one is one of the butterflies that I stamped on white fabric that I painted the background of first. I tried some thread painting (through all the quilt layers).
For this butterfly I traced around the stamp so that it would be the same size as the painted one.
I tried out some Metallic thread by Wonderfil. It worked very well (I tried both free motion and walking foot quilting). I found that it worked better with an Embroidery needle (#90) than with a Metallic needle (#80), and I sewed slower than I normally do.
Diane Gaudynski recently mentioned that when sewing with metallic thread the stitch length should be longer than normal to show off the shine of the thread (not a direct quote) and you can tell the difference.
This is the other painted butterfly with strips of fabric added log cabin style. I stitched on the butterfly with Invisafil thread by Wonderfil, and added some accents with the metallic thread. I also added some beads to both of the butterfly mini quilts.
I did some decorative stitching on the seams (all the stitching was done through all the layers) with Sulky Blendables 30 WT thread. It is such a beautiful thread, it has random colour changes and is perfect for machine embroidery and free motion quilting (it is a heavier thread and I like it for a simple all over quilting design).
This one is similar to the one I made last week.
I couched down different types of thread and yarn. I used Invisafil thread for most of the couching, but also the Metallic and Iris (the one with the decorative stitching) thread for a couple. The fabric has a heavy stabilizer added before couching.
More circles for the quilting (in Metallic, Iris and Aurifil).
I plan on making three more ini quilts (I will then have 10) before I send them all off to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!♥