Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 22 of 22

Thread: FMQ Fun with Paintstiks!

  1. #1
    Super Member azwendyg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Posts
    2,076
    Blog Entries
    1

    FMQ Fun with Paintstiks!

    Here's a pic of a piece I'm working on; this will become the front of any eyeglass case. I started with a piece of dark red Mayfield Shadowplay, quilted a feather on it with bright orange thread, then used an orange Shiva Paintstik to highlight the feather.

    It was a lot of fun, I love the way this looks, and couldn't wait to share!
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by azwendyg; 11-29-2012 at 07:50 PM.
    Wendy

  2. #2
    Super Member Blinkokr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Deltona, Florida
    Posts
    7,091
    Just terrific, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed night
    Ellen

  3. #3
    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    5,784
    It is really pretty and the FMQ is really pretty. well done.
    Brother (XL-3500i, CV3550, SQ-9050, Dreamweaver XE6200D), Juki MO-2000QVP, Handiquilter Avante

  4. #4
    Senior Member Mom3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    suburb of Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    651
    VERY nice! I love the visual added depth this creates!

  5. #5
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    6,002
    I love the quilted feather and the texture the paint adds! Very nice!

  6. #6
    Power Poster debcavan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Spring Green,WI
    Posts
    14,630
    That is so fun and gorgeous. I love the things you do.
    DEB CAVAN

  7. #7
    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Upland CA
    Posts
    18,361
    Beautiful work!!!!

  8. #8
    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Piedmont Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    Posts
    8,278
    Wendy,
    What is the thread you use on this and on your notepad bags?
    They all look so wonderful!!

    Jan in VA
    Jan in VA
    Living in the foothills
    peacefully colors my world.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums19552.html

  9. #9
    Super Member azwendyg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Posts
    2,076
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Wendy,
    What is the thread you use on this and on your notepad bags?
    They all look so wonderful!!

    Jan in VA
    Jan~On this one I used some bright orange thread that I bought at an S.A.S store in Phoenix. It came on what looks to be a 3000 yard cone that cost me about $2.00, and doesn't have any info on it at all. S.A.S. is a warehouse type store that sells what looks to be leftovers and old stock from manufacturers and commercial sewing factories as well as full bolts and rolls upon rolls of upholstery fabrics, trims, and fancy dress fabrics. When I shop at S.A.S I'm pretty choosey about what I buy, but I've come away with some great bargains on some really high quality stuff. They also have a lot of not so great quality stuff, so I'm careful about what I buy. When I buy thread, I unroll a little from the spool and run it through my fingers to make sure it feels smooth and not too linty, then I give it a "break test" to make sure it's strong too. Their prices are way less than half of retail, so for me it's worth a little time sorting through what they have to offer!

    All that being said, my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE thread for quilting is Superior Thread's new "Magnifico" line. It's a "trilobal polyester" that has a beautiful sheen, comes is around 200 GORGEOUS colors and stitches beautifully. No lint and no breakage ever! I love that stuff! I just got a color card with sample of all the threads and sometimes I just take it out and admire them!
    Wendy

  10. #10
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    44,346
    Blog Entries
    45
    very pretty
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak T.H.I.N.K.
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


  11. #11
    Senior Member sassyg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Stone Mountain Ga
    Posts
    619
    Love your work; I also like working with paintsticks.

  12. #12
    Super Member wolph33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Wi
    Posts
    9,993
    wow-that is beautiful.thanks for inspiration
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Upnorthcrafter

  13. #13
    Power Poster Diane007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    12,424
    Blog Entries
    1
    nice quilting and very nice colouring

  14. #14
    Power Poster Mariposa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Eastern Washington
    Posts
    27,174
    Very pretty!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

  15. #15
    Super Member SewExtremeSeams's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    7,743
    Blog Entries
    47
    Oh, that orange is gorgeous. Show us your eyeglass case when you're done, please.

    Linda

    Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, was blind, but now I see.
    [John Newton (1725-1807)]

    http://sewextremeseams.blogspot.com/

  16. #16
    Super Member WTxRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    West Texas
    Posts
    1,128
    just beautiful! Tell me more please about the paintstik's. i am guessing they are fabric paint that is permanent? can you blend them or ?

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    1 Foot AZ - 1 Foot CA
    Posts
    404
    This is gorgeous. Please post a picture once you have made your glasses case. It will be a showpiece for sure.

  18. #18
    Super Member suebee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    4,077
    Wow, just beautiful. Now I need to go review Shiva Paint sticks and where to purchase. I love this!! Great job!

    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg View Post
    Here's a pic of a piece I'm working on; this will become the front of any eyeglass case. I started with a piece of dark red Mayfield Shadowplay, quilted a feather on it with bright orange thread, then used an orange Shiva Paintstik to highlight the feather.

    It was a lot of fun, I love the way this looks, and couldn't wait to share!
    SUEB

  19. #19
    Super Member azwendyg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Posts
    2,076
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by suebee View Post
    Wow, just beautiful. Now I need to go review Shiva Paint sticks and where to purchase. I love this!! Great job!
    Here's a link to Shiva Paintstiks at Dharma Trading: http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/3888466-AA.shtml There's a link to a demo video at the bottom of the 2nd column.
    Wendy

  20. #20
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    29,685
    Beautiful, wonderful job on it.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

  21. #21
    Super Member grammysharon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Monmouth, Oregon
    Posts
    5,854
    Blog Entries
    1
    This is gorgeous!!! Love the way the paint stick gives light to this fabric!!! Beautiful quilting also!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    A quilt is a blanket of love. Sharon

  22. #22
    Super Member SewExtremeSeams's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    7,743
    Blog Entries
    47
    My paintstiks have been ordered and should be arriving soon. Thanks for the info Wendy! I just needed an extra boost to order them. Looking forward to seeing your finished glass case.

    Linda

    Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, was blind, but now I see.
    [John Newton (1725-1807)]

    http://sewextremeseams.blogspot.com/

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.