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    ok art quilters here is a question I have. I was given this box of absolutely gorgeous raw silk (nubbly) fat quarters all shades of pink, blush, burgundies.. 16 all in all. I have never worked with this stuff, no idea how to manage it in a sewing machine and totally think it needs to be in a wall hanging/wall art as well its SILK. not something to make a small throw for the cats to sit on. A slight sheen to it. oh so gorgeous. SO IDEAS ANYONE??
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    No piecing suggestions but I've seen silk quilts and the quilting shows up beautifully.

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    I live in Oklahoma City, Tornado Alley, and Moore, OK is just south of me. As you may remember we have had several devastating tornados in area. I have seen some spectacular cloud formations of various kinds, but I have never seen a "devils tongue", thank goodness. I love your quilt.

    I have been working on a quilt with the theme Across the Universe, This is a photo of what came up with.
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    Polly, I love your quilt!! Really original!
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    practice art quilts

    Well I got inspired so I cleared off a space to work and started a series of small, 8 by 10, art quilts. I'm using a stiff interfacing as a base and gluing the fabrics on top. I'm planning on adding some more layers, maybe paint, definitely thread and who knows where I'll end up.
    I'll post a picture later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pollyjvan9 View Post

    I have been working on a quilt with the theme Across the Universe, This is a photo of what came up with.
    Thanks for the kudos on my fire tornado. It was a pain to do as the challenge was 18x40 inches. Very vertical!
    Love your Universe and can't wait to see it completed--you go girl!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cindynvb View Post
    Well I got inspired so I cleared off a space to work and started a series of small, 8 by 10, art quilts.
    Cindy
    I am looking forward to seeing these efforts. What are you aiming for with these pieces? Or are they sheer play?
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    I just joined a local art quilt group. Our challenge this month is transparency, so I found this on Pinterest which gave me an idea for my project. Transparency Illusion. Here, a two-dimensional illustration portrays depth when an interval between two hues gives the illusion of transparency. The color that appears to be lying on top of the other depends on which one the interval is closest to in hue. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

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    I had some dupioni silk which I used for our local art group monthly challenge. The challenge was weaving in neutral colors. I am more a traditional type quilter but some of the entries were really artsy. I serged the tubes first in case they frayed.
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    This was supposed to be a reply to someone who asked about working with silk.

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    Question Green Monotone - wall hanging

    Asked by a friend to make a green monotone wall hanging... struggling getting depth into the piece.. any thoughts on how to alter this???
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    I got fabric.... Now I need time .
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    I like your pic. I took a break from art quilting for long enough to hand enbroider one. Pinks and yellow flowers with lots of green leaves. Now am almost finished with the hand quilting. Hope to put a pic on here when finished. I miss reading about what everybody is doing. So come on gals and quys lets keep it going again now. Jo
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    I love what you have done so far Kehoeta. I think that when you do the quilting the depth will happen.

    I'm not sure if you do any thread painting, but perhaps that would add depth to certain areas.

    Hope this helps.
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    depth

    Quote Originally Posted by Kehoeta View Post
    Asked by a friend to make a green monotone wall hanging... struggling getting depth into the piece.. any thoughts on how to alter this???
    You made the same mistake I did-- once---look out your window and you will see that as you go into the distance colors get softer not more vibrant. I think if you use some lighter colored thread and a fair amount of quilting on the further bits and darker thread on the front pieces you will get some great depth. More than you thought you could manage I bet!
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    Just found this and would like to join the group also, sounds like fun.
    I don't know how to do that.....YET!
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    Oh, I need more challenges in my life. Independence day was yesterday. My last daughter graduated from high school. But is it independence day for me or her or both. I'm anxious to see what I can come up with. The wheels are already spinning. I just started trying to learn how to do fused quilts with wonder under. But I don't get how you don't have to stitch around the entire snippit of fabric. I guess I'll learn as I experiment with this.


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    you asked for a suggestion

    Quote Originally Posted by Kehoeta View Post
    Asked by a friend to make a green monotone wall hanging... struggling getting depth into the piece.. any thoughts on how to alter this???

    I love the trees, bushes and stream just the way they are. I can see why you are struggling.. the trees are right behind the bushes up front and then this background just appears....

    I cant figure out what the green is in the background, hill? mountain? that throws me off.

    The tall trees are right in front of it. Id say shorten the mountain considerably so it looks like it is way in the distance and add some horizon, maybe a meadow (hill and dale) between it and the tree.

    Im thinking more like in this photo http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...ectedIndex=111

    Look at just the right half of this picture, then substitute your stream and bushes for the grass and fence in the front of it.

    Just my 2 cents.

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    I would really like to see this thread continued. I have just finished 2,read it 2 ,quilts that I have worked on diligently.One is needleturn applique:Fiesta by Sindy Rodenmayer/black background with bright primary colors for the pattern.the next on is hand embroidered(cross stitch) and hand quilted,yes I do that also.It is enbroidered flowers.I started it in Jan.of this year and finished it including the binding last Friday,June 6.2014. Now I am going to read some books for a while. That in my next favorite thing to do. Will post pics as soon as I find some one that knows how to show me .lol Then I am going to do another scenic quilt. Have the fabric picked out . Please guys and gals keep on posting.
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    Is this still going on monthly? Any one still creating - I would like to try fabric painting but haven't gotten the nerve up to try it or enough knowledge about where to start.
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    Has anyone considered doing any more Art Challenges?

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    I think it would be fun to see this thread revived.

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    Me too. Have not done any quilting since all my quilts were stolen. Just took the heart right out of me.
    Landscape quilts and needle turn applique favs.Antlers,Ok

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    Jolo,
    I'm so sorry to hear about your stolen quilts.

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    I did a monthly art quilt a while ago but participation was disappointing. The monthly mini quilt is pretty open to all ideas.
    I do that swap, post cards and mug rugs. A good way to try new ideas! Dotty
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    Challenges

    Our Art Quilters Group locally has decided on a monthly challenge. This month was an art quilt made entirely with items bought in a hardware store. It was amazing to see the different quilts brought in for show and tell. One of the ladies made this one.
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