Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Birthday Present for Kate

Birthdays are such fun!! I made this fabric book with the theme of Insomnia for my sister's birthday. Parts of the collages were made in Photoshop and printed onto fabric. Other parts were printed first and sewed onto the substate later. This is the first time I've printed onto fabric although I've had the materials to do it for a while. It was so wonderful that I vowed again not to always be afraid to try something new.
The idea for the pieced spiral on the front cover was "borrowed" from a photo I had saved for years from a quilt magazine. The photo was so small I couldn't tell how the spiral developed so I scanned it into Photoshop at a 600 dpi resolution and then zoomed in on it to see how it worked. It goes together very slowly and I kept getting confused and thinking I had messed it up. I'm definitely going to make more of those. Got a whole quilt planned for them.


Kate Markey said...

This was incredible. It was so well conceived and executed. I've been showing everyone and they've all been blown away! I love it!! Thank you so much.

Kristina said...

OMG these are so FAB!!! I mean really just WOW!! Love the insomnia page. And the fact you did it out of fabric. You are so wonderfully talented just crazy talented!!
I had to show my mom your blog she loves quilting too. And she is amazed at your work and the fact you were in that quilt show.
What a great idea to blow up the pic so you can try to figure out how it was done. It is just awesome! I wish I was your sister for real! I love that book!!! I cant tell you enough!
PS love all your posts of your farm! I have always wanted to live on a farm. and 7 acres is not small LOL

Ally White Cat said...

how beautiful..wonderful work and i know so inspired out of love.
susan s

Kristina said...

Such awesome work, so talented, love the fabric swirl! You put some work into this and it turned out stunning!