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I was 53 in June. I feel like I'm 30. I live in Cold Cold Wisconsin. But, I love it here.. I found fabric and quilting about 8 years ago.. I fell in love with it.. I also enjoy paper art.. I'm not sure how I kept my sanity before I started doing art. I found rubber stamps about 10 years ago and have gone on to anything and everything.. I have been blessed with creative talents and love to express myself in art. I have 2 children .. one girl who is 15 and a boy who is 17. My husband and I love to hunt,canoe and just enjoy the outdoors together.. We all love the outdoors and go up to northern Wisconsin as often as possible. I'm a 14 year breast cancer survivor.. you can view more of my art at http://laurakrasinskiquilts.blogspot.com www.picturetrail.com/barngirl or my teaching, lecture and vending schedule here http://laurakrasinskisartontherun.blogspot.com

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Remember the grab bag photos below...

Well, this is what I came up with. I learned this technique from Wendy Butler Berns in a class I took in Chicago last year. I'm not going to go into details regarding the technique but, if you want to learn her technique she has just published an awesome book with everything you need to know.. The book is called " Photo Album Quilts"
First I made a simple line drawing. I used photoshop to enlarge it to the same size I wanted the quilt. Then I added more lines to make more pieces. You then take that drawing and trace it on freezer paper. The freezer paper is used to cut the templates out to iron onto the fabric of your choice. You can kind of see how it looks if you look at it up to a light. When you have all the pieces done it is better than Christmas.. because you unveil your masterpiece by taking the freezer paper off...But, before you take the freezer paper off you take your piece and iron it to Pellon craft bond. This holds all the pieces in place. I liked the way mine turned out. Now I still have to find a middle for it and sew all the pieces down with monofilament thread.. I'll post more after I get that done. I added another photo of my grab bag...






10 comments:

Mary Ann Littlejohn said...

Laura, how large is this piece? I'm having trouble establishing a sense of scale. It looks like a good bit of work so hope it is larger than 12 x 12" or some such thing.

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Laura-I can't beleive it!!! I knew you would come up with something fantastic, but this is beyond anything I imagined!!!! It looks like a whole lot of piecing! You go girl!!!!
hugs, chris

Cheryl said...

Your solution to the grab bag swap is positively yummy. I love the depth of the piece!

Marilyn Rock said...

Very cool Laura! You're brilliant!

pcoxdesign said...

Wow! Very cool! The white pieces are distracting though. I love the circle in the middle but not in white. Maybe a vivid orange with contrasting threads? Can't wait to see it finished!

Gerrie said...

I see a black abstract form in the center. Something that is more organic than geometric. It will complement the fabrics in the surround and not detract from them.

Wanda H said...

Very cool, Laura!!! Can't wait to see it done, done.

Jo Wholohan said...

amazing laura!!!

Elizabeth said...

Laura!!
This is wonderful- just knew you would come up with something that would blow everyones doors off!! Great job!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

sammy said...

Ohhh, your new little pet gives me the willies! I do love your grab bag quilt you are making.... Just unbelievable!!!