Monday, October 3, 2011

Getting Up Close with Thread Painting - Quilting the Colors and Textures From My Garden

When I take photos of my container garden, I see quilts everywhere... This would make a great thread painted quilt!


And this one too... maybe a close up of the bee.  What do you think?


This might be a bit drab and boring, but I think it would be cool to try to make it. I like lots of colors in my world, but it is good to try new things! So I will add it to the list!


When I made the Blooming Beans Quilt I felt it was lacking in vibrant colors, but I still love that quilt. 
The idea for it came to me in a dream.  I have a container garden, so no rows of beans in my garden! You can read more about it - click on the link.
I am working on a strawberry quilt, but I will save it to complete at the next quilt retreat! It will look similar to this photo.


Not sure if I should do a tomato quilt, but this might be a cool angle ...  I like the deck railing in the background. This was taken in the fall, so I might have to choose one with ripe tomatoes to add some colors.



Then there are the Morning Glory photos that I like...


This one is my favorite Morning Glory Photo of  The First Bloom!
I will try to recreate all of them into thread painted quilts!  This way, my winter won't be so long... I will have all my garden colors in my home, when the snow is swirling around outside. Remember the post about: I See Quilts Everywhere.  You can find your inspiration anywhere and everywhere!

When I create these quilts from my garden photos, I will take photos of each step to share with you here on my blog.  You too, can bring your garden into your home when it's cold outside!


I think a plate of food would be a great idea for a thread painted quilt!  I take photos of food and quilts and share recipes on my "Lunch Looks Like a Quilt to Me Blog".  I would love you to join me there for more inspiration in food and quilts.  I am searching for Quick and Easy Recipes to add to that blog. Would you like to be a guest blogger there with your recipe?  Join in the fun and leave me a comment on that blog.

Where do you see inspiration for your quilts?  

Here are some delightful "thread painted" quilts that I quilted for my customers and for myself.  There are lots of colors and textures to thread paint.  Some you have seen before, but I included them to have a nice colorful display and variety of quilts... Enjoy...























And last but not least, my favorite ... Molly My Garden Angel!


I love Molly's garden boots!


If you would like to see more thread painted quilts visit my Photo Gallery.  


Thanks for following along ...

Marcia
P.S. If you have a Quick and Easy Recipe to share - click here. Join in the fun! Be a guest blogger with your recipe!

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14 comments:

Belinda said...

It goes without saying that your quilts are amazing...Oh that rhymes!! But the one shot of the morning glory looks like a light is shining inside it. Lovely lovely shot.

Quilting By Jeannie said...

Im going to grab my camera and run out and get photos of my flowers before the frost gets them and I forget how beautiful they are. thanks for the reminder

tweal said...

Wow, gorgeous quilts! I have never really seen this style before, nor have I ever tried it myself - but I really love the look. Those pumpkins are adorable, and the flip flops are so cute too. You are very talented, and inspiring :)

Carolyn said...

OMGosh, I just found (and joined!) your blog tonight and I'm in total awe! Your work is just gorgeous. You photos are beautiful and your quilts just have me drooling. I'm so glad I've joined your site. I will back many, many times!

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Gosh M these are lovely! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your pumpkins!! Your quilts are beautiful. Visiting from Outdoor Wednesday.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Hillbilly Tonya said...

I have never thread painted...I need to brave up!

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love all your photos and your quilts are gorgeous. Pansies are a favourite so I really enjoyed seeing those.

Marg said...

Wow beautiful quilts. I love thread painting and hope that one day my work will be as wonderful as yours.

Shay said...

Marcia your quilts are incredible. Talk about getting an eyeful of "gorgeous"-I'm so glad you linked up to Favourite Things Friday and shared these with us.

I'm also a little bit in awe of your garden!

Beth said...

Gorgeous color! Love the pansies and marigolds and morning glories...and your fabulous quilts!

Kirsten N said...

Love your beachy quilt!

Andrea said...

I am new here and i am awed at your finished quilts. You are very diligent and artistic. Those are lots of quilt works!

Honey at 2805 said...

I really like the way you come up with the inspiration for your quilts. You do beautiful work and the harvest quilt is so pretty! Your flowers and photograpy are gorgeous!