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Quilt U class project finished

Posted by msmeow (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 26, 12 at 13:09

Hi, everyone - I've been taking a class called Flower Power at Quilt U. She taught us how to really analyze a photo in order to recreate it in fabric. She also taught us her upside-down applique technique, which I like a LOT! :)

Here is my finished orchid:
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And here is the original photo:
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Donna


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Lovely! Oh the possibilities with photos. I could see Grandma's old house recreated, or a favorite part of the garden.


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Gorgeous. This process will probably help you see and appreciate nature more.


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Beautiful!! I love the fabrics you chose for the orchid!
Rosa


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Donna, it's absolutely beautiful! Do you have training in art or fabric art? I think the colors and shadings are so stunning. Please tell us how it's done. For instance, the reddish edges on the leaf in the lower left. Surely that can't all be applique. And the shading in the flower. I think you did a fantastic job.


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It's lovely, Donna. I'm sure you learned techniques you will use forward. Good job.


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Beautiful! You are a good very good student.


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Thank you all!

Lois, no art background...just the QU class. The shading is done with thread painting after the applique is done. So - the red edges on that one leaf are just satin stitching with red thread.

I'll be working on my stash of mottled fabrics...they work perfectly for this type of project. :)

Donna


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I love it. That's really cool!

Best to you,
Sandra


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Fantastic!
I could study it for hours if I saw it in person.
I love thread painting effects on fabric.

You are very gifted!

Julie


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It's lovely.
You did a fantastic job.
TFS.

~Geraldine


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Outstanding!!! It's a great technique, but obviously your skills brought it to life. Good job!!!


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Donna,

Congratulations on a beautiful quilt! I took Flower Power several years ago but I didn't finish my project. You are inspiring me to pull it out again.

Despite the fact that I didn't finish my flower, I use upside-down applique from time to time, it's a great technique.

Once again, your quilt is gorgeous. You should be very proud.

Lola


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Your Orchid quilt is stunningly beautiful. What a great job you have done. I'm sure your teacher was very pleased with you too.

Best wishes - Corinne


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Donna, You surely have to be pleased with how your orchid turned out! You could make a wallhanging with a few more squares of flowers and show off your new talent! Is that a picture of your orchid?

SharonG/FL


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Wow! That is amazing. You did a great job.


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Aw, thank you all so much!

Sharon, it's not my orchid, but I did take the photo. It was taken at Hillwood Estate in DC a few years ago. They have a whole greenhouse full of orchids.

Donna


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Donna, Take pics of a few varieties of orchids, do your magic then you can hang a grouping on the wall. Sounds like fun to me.......

SharonG/FL


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Wonderful quilt...so pretty.

I just love your creative spirit and abilities!

TFS,
Gwen


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Well, that deserves an A+ in my book. The picture is beautiful, and the quilt is stunning. Great job.

beverly


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