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Thread: Combining painting and quilting.

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    Super Member Deecee's Avatar
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    My first quilt came about because I wanted to paint these Christmas santas on fabric for a Chrissy wall hanging and had to sew something around the painting to frame it. I quilted it by hand - not very well. Haven't stopped quilting since.

    I like to try different things with my quilts and have used the photo printing sheets for my daughter's wedding memories quilt. I also used fabric from her wedding dress (I bonded the satin), beads from her hairpiece and copied their wedding invitation. My husband cross-stitched the floral heart in the centre.

    Painted santas with patchwork borders.
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    Wedding memories quilt with fabric printed photos and embellishments.
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    They're absolutely stunning, what an awesome job! What did you use to paint the fabric with?

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    What beautiful works of
    art!! :D Great Job!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    I just use artists acrylic (Jo Sonja's brand) available everywhere, mixed with a liquid fabric medium and paint away.

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    I love your needleturn BlueChicken. That's something a haven't done a great deal of.

    Thanks SulaBug.

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    Wow.... I just absolutely love the wedding one, it's gorgeous.

    I can't even draw stick figures, I'd be hopeless at painting.

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    Those are very nice! :)

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    Both are beautiful. Great job.

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    You do wonderful work! I love the wedding quilt, what a great memory!

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    I love your creative mind. It makes the process much more fun, don't you think?

    They are both wonderful wall hangings. Very neat!

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    Both wall hangings are beautiful!!!!

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    Both of your pieces are gorgeous :-)

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    Both are fantastic!

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    Wow I really like these!! What a great memory quilt and I just love the Santa one!

    You can tell you put a lot of thought and love into these.

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    Those are very pretty. Nice job. :D :D

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    Awesome !! LOve them!!!

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    Nice job. Very pretty. :D

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    Thanks everyone.

    I'm in the middle of another wedding memories quilt - this one is for my son. It's a nice way to combine lots of souvenirs of their big day.

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    You are an artist and a quilter. Great job of both of them.

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    They are both great.

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    I LOVE the Santa quilt! The Santas are adorable and the borders set them off perfectly.

    Your daughter's wedding memory quilt is really exquisite. Your husband cross-stitched the floral heart, really? He does very nice work, doesn't he? Your daughter and son-in-law will cherish it forever.

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    My husband is a secret cross-stitcher! He started off doing leadlight out in the shed but it was too cold in winter out there so he had to find something he could do inside in front of the telly of an evening.

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    what an awesome job. :D

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    Deecee that memory quilt is STUNNING and look at all the lovely comments you have been getting. You are very clever, that is a really beautiful piece of work, I just love it. So glad you put it up. Any more we can see of your work??????? Please......

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    Absolutely stunning .I love them both

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