Saturday, May 20, 2017

Art on the iPad

I  am taking a course on creating art on the iPad for quilts with Susie Monday. I have been able to try out some new apps to edit photos.  Pretty cool and fun. See my images below.

If you are looking for "Beantown" from the Art with fiber blog hop challenge it is here.


How much fun is this?

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Thursday, May 18, 2017


"Beantown"  25 in by 16 in

I was challenged by Alida from Art with Fabric Blog hop (see links at the end of the blog) to create another piece of fiber art based on an artist as inspiration.

The other two times I participated in the challenge last year can be seen here:

May 2016
October 2016

This time the challenge was to use a woman artist or a woman in an art piece as our inspiration. I chose 2 fiber artists....Charlotte Ziebarth and Wen Redmond. I love their work with layering photos and using photo editing apps to make interesting photos to print on fabric. I used their techniques to create the Boston image. I also created several other fabrics that I will reveal at a later date.

I chose a photo of Boston where my daughter lives and used Photoshop as well as the ArtStudio app for the iPad to edit and create layers for this image. The photo was layered with an image of a tree, a colorful background as well as several signs seen around Boston. I also used several filters that I did not bother to record. I now realize that that is probably a good idea for future reference. This to me was a lot of playing to get something that I liked.

Here is the tree and colorful layer, Unfortunately I deleted the images of the signs and cannot find my image of Boston. I kept this layer because I thought I might use it again.

Here is the final image I sent to Spoonflower for printing.

Here is the printed fabric before I quilted it.

Here are some images of the fabric after it was quilted. I used a piece of the fabric for the label.

The quilt has already been sent off to my daughter for her birthday last week. She says it looks great on her brick wall in her condo. Her condo is in an old box factory and she has one wall that is all brick. I am still getting used to my new sewing machine and this was the first quilt that I quilted on that machine. Here is the quilt on her brick wall....looks pretty good there if I say so myself! Plus she liked it.

Check out the other fiber artists that are posted today. Alida's blog will also connect you to the artists from the entire week.

Alida from Art with Fabric Blog hop: 

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Still playing

I am still playing with layering photos for the challenge. Here are some of my results....

I took my original photo from the last blog and put it into a Fragment app. Now it looks like a hot Sun in the warming!

This is one of Boston. I have incorporated some signs into the image. Can you find them?

Thoughts? I might get several printed at Spoonflower.

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