Digital Scrapbooking, Fabrics & Quilting A new use for digital scrapbooking templates, etc.
Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:39 AM
My quilting is going in two new directions. One is landscape quilting. Making these custom fabrics is perfect for landscaping fabrics. Because in landscape you don't use a yard of fabric but tiny bits to create the scene. You cut them randomly and then you sew them. For an example of this you can see my latest project - Old Tampa Bay on my Flickr site - karrelbuck - my almost finished version is the last picture I uploaded.
The other thing is something brand new. Our quilt guild is having a challenge - Sunshine & Sisterhood. My idea was to do a scrapbook page with a picture of my two daughters at the beach (interpreted in fabric applique) as the focus and then other elements on the page. Here is a bad picture of the work in progress.
I am going to continue making scrapbook page quilts similar to this and printing my own fabrics and elements onto fabric is going to open my options up. I will still use real buttons or empherma where I want, but I will also be able to print coordinating elements and sew them in.
Them beauty of these quilts is - you don't wash them, so if you perserve your fabric correctly and keep the quilt out of direct light the colors will fade very little.
Think of the art quilts you could do!
Cameras: Nikon D60, Olympus SW 790, and a Cannon that is my husband's but I use it too.
Software: Photoshop CS3 Extended & Photoshop Lightroom 2
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 07:55 AM
I do alot of dyeing of my own fabric to use in my quilting, its a very involved process,time consuming, but well worth it. When I use something that I scan into the computer , I use the Cloth paper from Printed Treasures. It is the best on the market to date. I hope this is what you were asking, if not let me know and I'll try to answer it. HTH
Posted 21 May 2008 - 08:05 AM
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference. reinhold niebuhr
Posted 05 June 2008 - 05:53 PM