I have been hard at work, printing, and piecing quilt tops made of my hand printed cloth. I have about 12 tops ready for machine quilting. And you know what? I can’t just make quilt tops!! I need to finish things!! And, my handprints deserve to be seen, shown and sold! Its time for meContinue reading “Handprinted Quilt Tops meet Angela Walters”
Tag Archives: Quilt
Bird Buta Baby Quilt needs a border.
I am fairly sure, I will stick with the above layout. But, I think it needs a border. I envision that each corner needs to be a complete circle and that some darker value Single Color All Over Prints are necessary to create contrast. So, I set to work printing more cloth, to help getContinue reading “Bird Buta Baby Quilt needs a border.”
HST: My block of choice. Still.
I have created a quilt top using the Peacock Paisley prints I recently made with the help of my intern, Aishwarya (I miss her so, it was such a great experience). I printed a couple of yards of semisolids to go with them and sat down to consider what block I might use. I evenContinue reading “HST: My block of choice. Still.”
Solids and Semisolids
Having recently created a great portfolio based motifs with an Indian theme, I found myself in need of a single color all over print. These prints help support and draw out the multicolor prints, they allow the eye a resting place within a quilt block. And needless to say, if you want to make aContinue reading “Solids and Semisolids”
Lace Swirl quilt complete!
Here is my first entirely hand printed quilt top using my Melly Marks Lace Swirl Kit! I am loving it, I love the movement of the zig-zag half square triangles, the gradation of colors, the simplicity too. Later in the process of making the quilt top, I nabbed a few handprints created using Swirl Vine Kit toContinue reading “Lace Swirl quilt complete!”
Getting from Here to There
Since taking this Free Range Textile Printers show on the road, I have printed about 80 Lace Swirl and Herring Bone fat sixteenths in total. In keeping with a recent love affair with Half Square Triangles, I went to work trimming them all to 8.25″, I like to cut them one at a time toContinue reading “Getting from Here to There”
Lace Swirl Quilt Top
This last weekend was quite productive. I took Bucket to my twice yearly quilt retreat and made great progress while #freerangetextileprinting. Then, I came home, switched out the newspaper and tinfoil I had been using to steam (this is a link to Pokey Bolton’s blog related to our Playful Fabric Printing blog hop-who chose the steamer as aContinue reading “Lace Swirl Quilt Top”
This Shrikes my fancy!
I really can’t wait for The Book that Carol Soderlund and I have been working on to come into print! While I can’t go into specific detail about this, I can give broad overviews as to what you might expect to learn. So here goes. As artists, it is suggested that we find a subject matterContinue reading “This Shrikes my fancy!”
An Exciting Reveal: Crafting a Life LLC, Carol Soderlund and Melly Testa
It has been pretty quiet here and today is the day to break that silence. A project I have been working on, with my good friend Carol Soderlund, is coming to fruition. And better still, we can now reveal, we are working with Pokey Bolton and Crafting a Life, LLC to bring this project to life!Continue reading “An Exciting Reveal: Crafting a Life LLC, Carol Soderlund and Melly Testa”
Patchwork+Quilt Maker+Craft NAPA 2016 Blog Hop
It is so much fun to piece and use my hand printed cloth. The nature of the printing process dictates that I print small pieces, fat sixteenths-I think, which is somewhere around 9×11″. I rip two yards at a time, and print all as quickly as possible. So when it comes time to begin piecing, I haveContinue reading “Patchwork+Quilt Maker+Craft NAPA 2016 Blog Hop”