Thread Painting an Iris

Iris and snowflake quilt 005Last night I saw an iris fused block I made for a class this year. I decided I would thread paint it. It needed a couple of leaves and a stem so I fused them on. I used the button-hole stitch on my machine for the outside edges. For the veins of the leaves and flower petals I used the free-motion foot and straight stitch and variegated threads.  It didn’t take long and it was fun to play with . Now to figure out what to do with the block. Any ideas?????iris 1Iris and snowflake quilt 005

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About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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7 Responses to Thread Painting an Iris

  1. mnash2@comcast.net says:

    Frame it and hang like a picture on the wall! It is really beautiful and so life-like; great job! (You probably don’t know me but I go to the quilt club meetings in North Little Rock)

  2. Wendy Drew says:

    Add borders and hang it up.

  3. Mary Lou Kosmeder says:

    Mackerel you are good! mlu

  4. I don’t usually like machine embroidery, but that is pretty sweet!!!

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