Friday, July 26, 2013

Stitching, Colouring, Doodling & Cutting

Last week I showed you the start of a little piece inspired by an article I read in Quilting Arts Magazine. Some colour had been added at that point........then after lots and lots of stitching, even more colour was applied.


I decided it might be fun to incorporate this week's CPP word, #217 "Pen".........so I took out a black Micron pen and doodled on the piece.


I have been discussing the idea of a collaborative effort, using crows as subject matter with a friend and fellow quilter, she challenged me to do a "Crow"Flake.....I do love a challenge!

this is what it looked like before it was unfolded



Linking to Nina-Maries  Off the Wall Fridays

25 comments:

B J Elder said...

You certainly stepped up to the challenge! Your quilted piece is great fun too.

Margaret said...

your bird turned out great. Beautiful

Deborah OHare said...

This has really grabbed my attention.
Lovely as it was before the micro pen detail, that has really made it sing. (no pun intended!)

Karen S Musgrave said...

Love crows! Love your piece! Bravo!

landscapelady said...

Again you amaze me! Love the crow flake . Is it hard to paint after the quilting is done? I would think the depressions would make things weird. But you are using inks so maybe that's different. I've never used inks before.

landscapelady said...

Again you amaze me! Love the crow flake . Is it hard to paint after the quilting is done? I would think the depressions would make things weird. But you are using inks so maybe that's different. I've never used inks before.

Robbie said...

SO much talent!!!! You should be known around the world!!!

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Ooooooh this is turning out lovely :)

Amy said...

Oh my goodness! Loved it with just the color, but the doodles take it to fabulous! And the snowflake! Amazing!

Terri Stegmiller said...

I love where you've taken the quilt!!! And that crow-flake...totally awesome!!!

Kathy said...

Love the doodle but the 'crow'flake is amazing! Wow!

Margaret Cooter said...

I've used the sidebar to look at all your snowflakes - they're super! Thanks for showing in such detail how you make them.

Createology said...

Your quilting on this piece really completes the scene perfectly. Love your "crowflake". Blissfully Creative Dear...

Norma Schlager said...

Stunning! The crow quilt and the crow flake are amazing!

Sherri D said...

This SO reminds me of older children's books. You know the ones that have wonderful illustrations? Many of them were so classy! (just like you)

:D

Diane J. Evans said...

Your bird is simply wonderful, Jill. All done with Intense pencils? The colors and shading are enviable.
And that crow cutout?!!! Fabulous!! Some of these cuttings simply MUST turn into quilts, yes???

Diane

Quilter Kathy said...

OH my gosh...so gorgeous! I love how unique each of your pieces are! I can't take my eyes off that crow!

Kim said...

Amazing! Nicely done, your paper cuttings are just so fun to look at.
And look how beautiful your bird thread drawing came out, what size is the finished block?

Amazing and inspiring Jill!

Happy Sewing

MulticoloredPieces said...

Those Inktense pencils have been put to good use. Marvelous piece. Beautiful stitching as well that really adds depth to the design. Wonderful!
best, nadia

Quilt Hollow said...

I find I keep saying same thing here. Again let it be known...loving your artist ways!

comicbooklady said...

Love the crow-flake!and the added doodling on your crow looks amazing!

Cathy Perlmutter said...

Two fantastic creations in one small blogpost! The zentangling on the crows is amazing. So is the crowflake!

Karen@littlebirdiequilting said...

That Quilting Arts article also got my attention. The colouring you've done with is really well shaded. And thankyou for the links to the various daily challenges- I think I'll be checking them out!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

I love this! Your paper cuttings always amaze me.
xx

Connie said...

Both pieces are beautiful! I can't decide which I like the best!

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