Thursday, December 4, 2014

Painted Flower Quilts

I took some photos of a Sunflower and some Cosmos flowers when I was in Sisters, Oregon in July for the annual quilt show there. I used Picasa program and turned the photos into a black and white sketch. I then printed them onto fabric. You really need an inkjet printer to do this, but I still printed mine using my laser printer. I traced the basic lines of the flowers with a pigma pen because the laser printer is not permanent on fabric and the printed lines aren't very dark. Once I had the lines drawn in, I used Caran d'Ache Neocolor 2 Artist Crayons to color and then paint the flowers. The laser printer made the colors look dull, that's why an inkjet printer works better. After they dried I heat set with an iron and then quilted these small quilts.
This is the photo I took of the sunflower.
Sunflower.

This is the photo I took of the Cosmos flowers.
Cosmos quilt.


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11 comments:

  1. I am amazed at all of the new things you try. I didn't know you could do this. Nice job.

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  2. Beautiful!!! I also didn't know this was possible to do. Your free motion quilting on these are wonderful. I love the cosmo's, probably because it was my dad's favorite flower and he planted them every year. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  3. Your flowers are amazing. Thanks for sharing the process with us.

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  4. Beautiful Daryl, great job!! You won over my blog for the marker storage, Woot Woot!!! Please email me your address so I can get your winnings out. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  5. what a great process I would love to try that sometime. I would want to take a photo of my dogs and make them into a small applique. you are the flower queen and you did a fantastic job. Next spring you can go to the biopark and go crazy taking photos of the flowers and then turning them into quilt art.
    great job
    tara

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  6. Just BEAUTIFUL, Daryl. One day I'm going to try this technique - my To Do list is too long.

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  7. These are gorgeous! Perfect look-a-likes to the photos but far more dramatic.

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  8. What lowly, cheerful flowers for a soggy day. Thanks for the clear explanation. I hope to try this technique soon.

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  9. Beautiful pieces! Printing on fabric can be so much fun, got to do it again!

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  10. What an interesting technique. So creative. I always like to look at your creations and those two little quilts are a good example of what I like to discover at your place. The cosmos are my favorite with their color and their delicate petals. Really beautiful.

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