Tula's fabric and quilt designs are, in my opinion, a lot like Tula herself: fun, quirky, and a little unpredictable. What I like about them is their quality of having been drawn by a real hand. Her fabrics remind me of circus characters, tattoos, and hipster coffee houses.
Take a look at modern and contemporary quilts: they often have an abstract design. An abstract quilt design immediately gives your piece a modern look, and many fiber artists just prefer abstract to representational designs.
Here's an easy way to put a modern patchwork twist on simple quilt squares: insert a decorative strip of fabric.
According to a friend of mine, New England has seen a preponderance of hummingbirds this summer. I've also read that Monarch butterflies--whose population had been diminishing--are on the rise again.
In this free eBook, Ultimate Photo Quilts: 5 Ways to Make Photo and Picture Quilts, you'll discover how to make a photo quilt using a number of creative techniques and tips.
At farmer's markets and fiber festivals, I'm always attracted to the handmade scented soaps and baskets of dyed wool roving. Both are a feast for the senses!
If you quilt, you have fabric scraps. Some people keep only the large ones, while others--particularly fabric collage artists--save every teensy piece. After all, you never know when you're going to need that sparkly bit for a bird's eye or the tip of a magic wand.
In our updated free photo transfer eBook, 4 Inspired Quilts Using Image Transfer Techniques, you'll find unusual ways to turn photos into stunning art quilts.
Strip quilting, literally stitching strips of fabric together, is one of the easiest ways to create a modern-looking patchwork quilt or quilt project.
Few quilting artists have all the time they want for creating fiber art & quilts. But accomplishing more--while still enjoying it and doing a good job--is often a matter of efficiency rather than speed.
It's summer here in Quilting Daily land, so we've rounded up eight of our favorite summertime quilting and surface design projects and techniques for you to enjoy.
What does the terms "sewing appliques" mean to you? Do you think of hand applique? Machine applique? The applique stitch?