This is my finished project for the Island Batik Ambassadors October challenge, Front Porch Sittin'.
The theme of this month's challenge is Thread Painting with Aurifil threads.
I used the new Island Batik Urbanization fabric collection by Kathy Engle.
These are the Aurifil threads I used for my project. Most of these were sent in the Island Batik Ambassador box #2. The thread colors are (from left to right) 2600, 2134, 2725, 2730, 4225, and 4030.
To make my Front Porch Sittin' quilt, I sewed strips of the Urbanization fabric cut with my Accuquilt Go strip dies together into the background, arranging the pieces to suggest areas of light and darkness. Then I used coordinating Aurifil threads to "paint" skinny lines of thread over each strip.
The flowers were fused in place and accented with some echo quilting.
This is the back of the quilt.
I bound the quilt with a purple fabric.
I used Hobbs fusible batting for the inside of my quilt and Schmetz needles for all of the piecing and painting.
Here's a few more photos of my quilt. This one is on my front porch.
Hanging on the garden fence.
Front Porch Sittin'
Finished Quilt Size: 30" x 25"
Fabric: Urbanization by Kathy Engle for Island Batik
Autumn Accents and Winter Warmth Decorative Painting Book by Annette Ward, for Provocraft. Fair condition. *Note: Small tear in front cover (see photo 6) 34 pages. Soft cover. Copyright 1996.
This beautiful decorative painting booklet includes painting projects. Designs are all shown in full color and include detailed painting instructions. Designs include Santa with Tree, Gingerbread Garland, Pilgrim Boy Candle Holder, Pilgrim Girl Candle Holder, Indian Boy Candle Holder, Birdhouse Santa, Trick or Treat Hanger, Tall Nutcracker, Flying Santa, Kiss Me Deer, Fall Birdhouse, Snowman with Tree, Santa Ornament, Christmas Tree Ornament, Snowman Ornament, Nutcracker Box, Triangle Puzzle Tree, Wavy Puzzle Tree, Santa Candy Jar Lid, Christmas Countdown, Medium Ghost with Pumpkin, Small Ghost with Pumpkin, Large Ghost with Pumpkin, Pumpkin Birdhouse, Pumpkin Napkin Holder, Ghost Birdhouse, Ghost Napkin Holder, Christmas Tree Birdhouse, Christmas Tree Napkin Holder, Give Thanks Hanger, and Happy Holidays Hanger.
Four Season Mix and Match Decorative Painting Book by Kathy Griffiths. Good condition. 30 pages. Soft cover. Copyright 1988.
This beautiful decorative painting booklet includes painting projects and a General Instructions Section. Designs are all shown in full color and include detailed painting instructions. Designs include Wonder Window, Pastel Shadow Box, Welcome Home to Lilliputt, Heart of America, Tabby Cat, Billy Bob, Thumper, Sugar Lamb and Sugar Bunny, Four Season Door Garland, and Four Season Wall Hanging.
Patches Volume Two Decorative Painting Book by Nona Gobel. Very good condition. 40 pages. Soft cover. Copyright 1994.
This beautiful decorative painting booklet includes painting projects and a General Instructions Section. Designs are all shown in full color and include detailed painting instructions. Designs include Back to Back Best Friends, Quilting Bea, Kittie and Company, Calendar Cuties, Heavenly Hare, Sew Cute!, Happy Gardener, Bonnie Sue, Pretty in Pink, Bearly Hanging, Star Struck, Fishy Flight, Merry, Simply Sweet, Robyn's Park, Chick 'N Dee, Sweet Singing Angels, Fish Bowl Bird House, What a Ride, Country Critters, Key Note, The Juggler, and Friendly Faces.
Step by Step Decorative Painting for the Home by Pat Osborne, Acrylic Painting Patterns Book. Used but excellent condition. 96 pages. Hard cover. Copyright 2003.
This beautiful acrylic painting how to book includes 15 painting projects, an Introduction, a Getting Started Section, Patterns, Suppliers, and an Index. Designs are all shown in full color and include detailed painting instructions. Designs include Berries and Blossoms Mirror, Daisy Chair, Ivy Kitchen Shelf, Fruit Gallery, Rosebud Platter, Key Holder, Tulip Watering Can, Garden Items Gallery, Rose Lamp, Antique "Leather" Writing Desk, Honeysuckle and Blossom Tray, Country Chest, Italian Marble Table, and more.
Front Porch Sittin', part two. I cut the blue and purple fabrics from the Island Batik Urbanization collection by Kathy Engle into strips of varying widths.
I then sewed the strips together into sections, using the values to create areas of light and darkness.
Two sections of strips, up on my design wall. There will be one more section that goes at the top of the quilt.
After I completed sewing the strips together, I arranged the fusible flowers that I cut in Front Porch Sittin' ~ Part One over the strip background, fused them in place, and secured the edges with a small zigzag stitch in matching Aurifil threads. Next up ~ Thread Painting/Quilting. We're getting close to the final reveal.
This beautiful book includes a General Information section, and patterns to make all of the projects shown. Patterns include Honey Bear Candle Box, Grandma's Memories, Betsy Bear Flower Pot Holder, Scarecrow Bear Picture Frame, Every Buzzy Welcome Garden Sign Bear, and more.
Decorative Woodcrafts Magazine, October 1996 issue 31 - Decorative Painting Creative Ideas. This magazine has 66 full color pages and is in good condition. Includes pull out section.
This issue includes Special Anniversary Issue, 14 Fun Filled Fall Projects, Bonus! Painting on Furniture, 16 Easy Projects You Can Do!, Simple Tips for Creating Bittersweet, Fall Pin, Kitty Box, Nativity, Santa Ornament, Scarecrow, Trick-or-Treat Sign, Turkey, Witches, and more.
Between the Vines Volume 4 decorative painting book. Fair condition. Soft cover. 84 pages. Vintage 1990s. All pages are in usable condition.
This beautiful book includes a Supply List section, Tips and Techniques, General Instructions, and patterns to make all of the projects shown. Patterns include Simply Country Basket and Candle, Folk Art Fun Plant Stand, Pastime Memories Blanket Chest, Summer Retweet Plaque and Birdhouse, Books and Birdhouses Wall Shelf with Drawer and Small Birdhouse, Chezza and Her Bears, Beehive Lamp and Candle, Colors of Summer Cabinet, Candle Collector Taper Box, Homespun Heart Coaster Box, Lazy Days Heart Box, Heart to Heart Small Box, Americana Cottage Birdhouse, Birdhouses Mini Heart Stool, Country Garden Heart Stool, Friends Heart Stool, Angel Thyme Clock, Switchplate and Candle, and more.
Paint Works Magazine, April 2000 issue - Decorative Painting Creative Ideas. This magazine has 100 full color pages and is in good condition. Includes pull out section.
This issue includes Special Expanded Home Decor Issue!, A Spectacular Collection of Sprint Designs!, Turn Flea Market Finds into Fabulous Treasures!, Make the Most of Your Rake Brush!, Plus...Strokework Skills Builder!, Timely Convention Tips!, and more.