Kathy Tuominen

Title: "Swan Song"

The original photograph was scanned into Photoshop and the colors altered.  It was printed on cotton fabric with an inkjet printer. The photo was backed with fusible and then sliced vertically, before attaching to a similar color background. Free-motion work outlines the contours of the swan and wide stippling accents the tranquil water. Zigzag free-motion stitching was done on the nesting area, while multicolor threads were used to give the illusion of movement in the grass. 

Royal blue glitter was added to make the water sparkle.  

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Helen Gregory

About Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory is the managing editor for Quilting Arts Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors. She has been quilting for years; however, her very first quilt, a hand-pieced Grandmother's Flower Garden design, is still not finished! Since joining the QA/CPS team, Helen's stash has grown to include many mixed-media items. Basically, Helen has crossed over and sees artful possibilities in, well, everything. Having worked for years in the quilting industry, both as an editor and in marketing, she is absolutely thrilled to be part of the QA team. Like everyone on the QA/CPS staff, she wears many hats, and was recently mistaken for Pokey's personal assistant during the taping of QA TV Season 4.

7 thoughts on “Kathy Tuominen

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      Dear Kathy Tuominen

    eihe wundervolle Arbeit, sehr ausdrucksstark in wunderschönen Farben die Harmonie ausstrahlenund gleichzeitig kontrastreich sind!




  2. Oh  wow, wow, wow!!!   I love this! This is like something out of a dream!

    Your quilting is cleverly used to accent and highlight rlevant areas.  I also love the addition of glitter to the water!