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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

Saturday, February 27, 2010

What I am working on..



Well, you know me.. I always love a challenge.  The challenge here is that this is the largest quilt I have every made.  On paper right now it ia 52"x63"... it has to end up with the smallest side 50".  I have to use a technique I learned from Wendy Butler Berns.  I have used her technique in quite a few of my quilts.  So I took a photo of my daughter and this is what I am coming up with.  In the third photo I have the freezer paper templates ironed on the fabric.  So the fabric is behind the paper.  At the top I segmented 2 of the rays coming down on the paper but, then decided not to do that.. so the top 2 rays are just that..  If you hold it up to the light you can get a feel as to how it is looking.. When it is all assembled you take the freezer paper off... Wendy has a book that details this technique.  You can see the book on her website here http://www.wendybutlerberns.com/  Of all the books I have this is the easiest book to understand.  The photos are incredible and the step by step directions couldn't be better..

4 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Laura! WOWSA! YOU are going to do murals pretty soon! What a challenge girlfriend and you are going to meet it and exceed it! Just awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is that Jessi????? OMG! Can't wait to see your progression; hope you'll share all of it! xxoo

Patti G. said...

This is allllllready fantastic, and I am just seeing the pattern! LOVE this Laura!!!!!!!!!
Jessi looks great on there! AND in person! Give her a squeeze for me!
Hugs,Patti

Elizabeth said...

What a fabulous project and a wonderful picture to use as your starting point!!! Thank you so much for sharing the process!! All of the lines and cross hatch seam marks make my head hurt!!!!!youa re one talented cookie!!! I Hugs!
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can't wait to see more!

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