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« on: June 04, 2013 02:05:21 PM »

I am learning how to thread draw, using patterns from Quilts and Stuff by Glenna.  Nearly all her patterns are nature themed.  I started with her dvd tutorial, which I bought during a shop hop last fall.  I finally gained enough confidence to work up two of her patterns -- iris and daffodils.  I still have lots of practicing to do, but my inexpert thread manipulation didn't seem to spoil these designs. 

   

Once I had the quilted tops done, I used them to create pillows (they were designed to be wall hangings) and constructed pillows from some sheets I have laying around and polyfill.  I am going to give these to my mom to brighten up her living room!
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013 02:44:29 PM »

These are great! What a fun technique! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013 04:05:08 PM »

Those are gorgeous! I don't know if you were going for an uneven line on all the edges but I like it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013 04:46:43 PM »

Those are gorgeous! I don't know if you were going for an uneven line on all the edges but I like it!  Cheesy

ha ha  -- the uneven lines are part of the technique, although my uneven lines are a bit more wonky than Glenna's!  It's free motion stitching and I am not yet very good at it!  But I like it!
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013 06:01:31 PM »

Very pretty! Especially like the daffodil pillow. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2013 10:29:30 PM »

These are beautiful, are they applique?
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2013 04:22:31 AM »

These are beautiful, are they applique?

Thanks!  Yes, they are applique.  The pieces are attached to the background with fusible web and then outlined with free motion thread drawing techniques.
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2013 04:35:55 AM »

These are really pretty!
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2013 08:24:35 PM »

These are fabulous!  It's "free-motion" which means there is no right and no wrong...yours is great!  Grin
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