Category Archives: Color Inspirations

Another Cityscape Art Quilt

  Kudos to Sheryl Martin for jumping in with both feet to create her first cityscape quilt she calls “City Nights.”  She recently asked if I’d mind if she took inspiration from a postcard I’d given her of my painting … Continue reading

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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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