Category Archives: Color Inspirations

Little Cityscape Art Quilt 6: Finishing and a Comparison of Process

With framing borders added, I stitched the looped mohair yarn on by hand. This proved to be a delicate yarn, and I snagged a few loops which then became fluff! Oh no! I gave the fluffy places a crew cut … Continue reading

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Little Cityscape Art Quilt 5: Framing & Embellishing

My border fabrics are chosen and sewn. I decided to sew the backing to the front in pillowcase style, with batting in between and no binding. Now that I’m nearing the finish line I know this art quilt needs a … Continue reading

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The Little Cityscape Art Quilt 4: Stitchin’ Away

Now and then I’m breaking away from the actual quilt piece to practice putting fabrics together and stitch applique edges. I like a more active sky background with a sparkling print effect rather than a plainer, more subtle texture for … Continue reading

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The Little Cityscape Art Quilt 3: Layering begins!

I’m beginning to lay down my basic shapes of roughly cut fabric. My mini design wall consists of a piece of white terry cloth wrapped and taped around a large artist’s clipboard. It’s totally portable! I’ll refer to my rough … Continue reading

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Little Cityscape Art Quilt 2

I’m starting with the cool color sketch (2) and choosing fabrics. Okay, I know there are only 17 basic shapes in the composition, but I am a big believer in collecting many fabric options to choose from in the beginning. … Continue reading

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Color Sketches for the Little Cityscape Art Quilt

I decided to explore some more color options once I had made the beginning fabric collage you see on the far left. First I drew the basic shapes in the computer and started filling them in with flat color, keeping … Continue reading

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Playing with Fabric for Art Quilt Ideas

I was playing around with an idea for small cityscape picture last weekend that could be the start of an art quilt. This one’s 8 x 10″, and I’m experimenting with mixed media. I think I’ll try another as a … Continue reading

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Spring Quilt Color Ideas from the Fashion World

I love to see what the designers are showing in their new collections. Here’s a palette I gathered while scouting some of the Spring collections. Since color trends span the entire design world, we will likely continue to see different … Continue reading

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