persimmon

13 Jul 2010
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I saw this from a page in a calendar but can't remember where it came from - all of each leaf was individully painted and then appliqued to the background. I use sateen fabric to paint the persimmon on to give  it abit of a sheen then it was appliqued down. It was 20x20.  Some of the fabrics used were hand dyed.    


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meta1 wrote
on 15 Jul 2010 11:23 PM

You have done beautiful painting on this!

lauraruiz wrote
on 18 Jul 2010 9:24 PM

I love the paint work on the leaves.  How did you applique the leaves to the background?  satin stitch?

verlon54 wrote
on 20 Jul 2010 4:52 PM

Laura and Meta, 

Thankyou so much for your compliments after years of making quilts for the last few years it is nice to be able to talke with others who are interested in my quilts. It is such a compliment and it is great to see the work everyone else is doing.

 I  know this sounds awful but I can't remember because this was a comission I did it about a year and a half ago.  I think I might either of done a really small satin stitch or or just a straight stitch.  some of my appliques I did satin stitch or straight stitch.... I have never had a class or anything but I read a lot.  I usually stitch down the applique whatever way I think will work best.  Here's no matter how I am doing it I use news print as a stabilizer - it seems to work really for just about any machine appliqueing I do - I think it works better than any of the regular stabilizers and is cheap.   You can  usually buy newsprint roll ends really cheap down at the local newspaper office.

As far as painting the leaves I just kept  painting til they look right.  Also even after I appliqued down the leaves I went back and painted the leaves some more.

I will be posting another quilt I am finishing up - It is a wall hanging of  peaches on a branch. 

 

 

verlon54 wrote
on 20 Jul 2010 4:52 PM

Laura and Meta, 

Thankyou so much for your compliments after years of making quilts for the last few years it is nice to be able to talke with others who are interested in my quilts. It is such a compliment and it is great to see the work everyone else is doing.

 I  know this sounds awful but I can't remember because this was a comission I did it about a year and a half ago.  I think I might either of done a really small satin stitch or or just a straight stitch.  some of my appliques I did satin stitch or straight stitch.... I have never had a class or anything but I read a lot.  I usually stitch down the applique whatever way I think will work best.  Here's no matter how I am doing it I use news print as a stabilizer - it seems to work really for just about any machine appliqueing I do - I think it works better than any of the regular stabilizers and is cheap.   You can  usually buy newsprint roll ends really cheap down at the local newspaper office.

As far as painting the leaves I just kept  painting til they look right.  Also even after I appliqued down the leaves I went back and painted the leaves some more.

I will be posting another quilt I am finishing up - It is a wall hanging of  peaches on a branch. 

 

 

Frankie12 wrote
on 21 Oct 2010 9:41 AM

I like the sheen. : )

vlb9773 wrote
on 21 Oct 2010 11:30 AM

I am fond of leaves and with fall here in Washington on the maples what you painted is very complementary to the persimmon.  This is very striking.  I love the colors of fall and you did a good job with your painting.  Did you notice that it gives it deminsion?   It don't look like a flat surface.  The leaf design in the quilting in the background is a wonderful touch. 

chenok wrote
on 26 Oct 2010 2:52 PM

I LOVE it !

suedobbs wrote
on 13 Nov 2010 11:46 AM

Geogeous, really.  I might have preferred a different background.  But the painting is exquisite.