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Thread: First painted quilt, and first McTavishing

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    First painted quilt, and first McTavishing

    I took craftsy's painted quilt class, and I could not be more pleased with the class project. I love this quilt!

    I highly recommend the quilting classes over there, if anyone hasn't taken one. I've done a TON, and they have all been greated (I have mixed feelings about the sewing classes though.)
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    Thought I would also show it in progress...
    Appliqued, but not painted.
    Painted, but not quilted
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    Wow. This is stunning. I'm partial to calla lilies anyway. I'm sure I could find some wall space to display this one for you!
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    Haha- That is very generous alberta quilter I have it hanging in my office at work already though.

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    I love the quilting!!!
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    That's wonderful. Just today I was thinking about this kind of quilts, got an email from Martingale about a book dealing with this artform. I wasn't too sure about it but seeing yours convinced me! So when I finished all my other projects (or at least a few of them) I might start trying painting quilts too.
    Your McTavishing looks gorgeous! I need to practice a lot more before even thinking of trying that.
    Thanks very much for sharing.
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    your quilting looks great. I think you got the hang of it.
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    I do a lot of painting but have never painted a quilt. After seeing your beautiful work I think I will give it a try. Your quilting is so good, you did a wonderful job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty pat View Post
    I do a lot of painting but have never painted a quilt. After seeing your beautiful work I think I will give it a try. Your quilting is so good, you did a wonderful job.
    The thing the instructor said would be different for people with painting experience (I have none) is that colors need to be well mixed in the wells. You don't have enough time on the quilt to get the colors to really blend together- it absorbs too quickly, even with floating medium. I guess painters don't always stir their colors up all the way?

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    All I can say is "WOW" - May have to check into that class. Thank you for showing it to us. (And you know you are an enabler, don't you!?!!?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    Your McTavishing looks gorgeous! I need to practice a lot more before even thinking of trying that.
    Thank you! I took a class at a LQS (mostly just to force myself to give me time to practice- I had already done a lot of sketching, so the class didn't really teach anything new) and after the 2 hour class we were told "go quilt something real!" They really discouraged spending all your time on practice blocks.

    A project like this was good, because if it turned out amazing, I was really happy, but it was kind of a practice at a new technique anyway, because I couldn't ruin something I'd spent months on. Painting just took a day or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayluvs2quilt View Post
    (And you know you are an enabler, don't you!?!!?)
    Happy to help!

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    That's amazing!
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    Beautiful quilt!
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    Wow! What a beautiful quilt! I love calla lillies anyway & this one looks real! And the quilting is beautiful, too. Great job all the way around!!!
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    Beautiful painting and quilting! Great job! I am enjoying Craftsy classes and free BOM!
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    Beautiful! Nice job!

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    Outstanding!
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    It looks great especially the McTavishing. That is cool how you showed the steps.
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    Beautiful job, really makes your calla lily come alive! I read their ads for the classes but haven't taken any. May have to try the painted quilt class.

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    Wow, that is just amazing what a beautiful wallhanging. You did a great job.

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    thank you for sharing this... it some thing that I really need to try

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    I absolutely love it!

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    Very pretty.

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    Wonderful! Love everything about it.
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