Behind the scenes of the Pomeranian Art Quilt – Work in Progress Wednesday No. 28

I’ve always been fascinated with Pomeranians. They are the happiest looking little dogs! They generally look like they’re just about to pop with enthusiasm. I really like that. I wish I was always about to pop from enthusiasm. Instead of anxiety or possibly eating too much. Enthusiasm is definitely the best thing to pop from. Anyway! To begin, I made a page of sketches: Then I picked out some fabrics and got them ready to fuse. And then, the fun/scary {Read More}

Aiming to Misbehave

Making complex appliques – almost a tutorial!

Recently I made this art quilt portrait of Frida Kahlo: I thought it would be fun to walk you through the process. If you’re inspired, you could create something similar. You know, using your own drawing and stuff. My way of doing this isn’t by any means the only way, or even probably the best way. (I mean, it’s the best way for me so far, but I’m open to learning new techniques!) Anyway, it starts with an idea, and {Read More}

TOPANGA! (the art quilt)

I don’t know what to tell you about this one, except that it turns out that I am a crazy dog lady. This one is TOPANGA! in case it wasn’t obvious already. She was quite a canine. She was my muse for a long time. I took literally thousands of photos of her, and made many drawings and plushies and what not. And I wasn’t the only one. She was special. This art quilt took me about three months to {Read More}