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Thread: Second Try on an Art Quilt

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    You were all so kind to offer your suggestions on my unhappy experiment with an art quilt.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-123267-1.htm

    In the end I decided to save that one to experiment with different art media. I decided to start again on an easier one. Here's what I have so far. Any suggestions are welcome.

    I still need to add the "chimneys" on each building, and I want to add a facing to the roofs of both buildings. Then I need to add shadows and a lot of thread painting. I'm going to do vertical lines on the barn on the left, and horizontal lines on the red part of the building on the right. And I'm going to add a stump where the leafless tree is. I'm going to add a lot of green thread in the grass, and also some gold thread to simulate the brambles and berry vines in the grass. Still a long way to go, but I'm happier with this one than the previous one
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    your quilt is beautiful..you are an artist...

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    Great work

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetta
    your quilt is beautiful..you are an artist...
    Amen! Almost like a painting!

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    Beautiful!

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    I love it :D:D:D

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    that makes me want to attempt one.

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    Great work.

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    It looks great to me.

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    Beautiful job.

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    really good success yahh

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    That's amazing! You did a fantastic job!

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    Great work!

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    You're doing really well on this one. Keep it up!

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    Looks great!!!

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    It is coming along well. Keep up the good work!!
    Congrats on not giving up. :thumbup:

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    Very nice!! Really the only thing to be changed was that very light mountain in your first one. You could actually paint it with fabric dye to darken it. I hope you don't abandon it completely! I do like your 2nd one very much...keep going!! Can't wait to see it finished.

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    You have arrived!!! You are a quilt artist now ............

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    You are all so kind. Thank you.

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    I like angelina fiber for light reflection. If you have fabric with really fuzzy frayed edges it makes great grass, golds greens etc velvety stuff is interesting. Fluffy yarn can work for the bushes.
    SO far it looks great ----- don't be afraid to use any kind of material you can sew.

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    Looking good!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma58
    I like angelina fiber for light reflection. If you have fabric with really fuzzy frayed edges it makes great grass, golds greens etc velvety stuff is interesting. Fluffy yarn can work for the bushes.
    SO far it looks great ----- don't be afraid to use any kind of material you can sew.
    Thank you. That's a good suggestion. I've used Angelina fibers for snow before, and it was very effective. I'll look into what I might use for the grass and bushes. Good idea!

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    Great job!!

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    Way to go!

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    Great job. Love the wood on your barn. You are getting good! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Really, everything you have put in so far is wonderful... your trees, sky, the house... can't wait to see the finish project. :-D

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