Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pipe Cleaners and Art Quilts

It's almost been a week since I last posted.   That's what a horrible cough and cold can do to you.  Thankfully I am feeling much better and hitting my studio again.  

My kids love doing crafts with pipe cleaners.  They are soft and fuzzy and they hold their shape to whatever you make it into. 

I thought I should give them a try on a little art quilt.    This one was made in celebration of Valentine's Day.   I shaped the pipe cleaners into hearts and spirals and couched them onto the fabric.   Then I did some free motion quilting around them.  Put a little sleeve on the back and it is ready to hang.

For this next one, I wrapped some very thick eyelash yarn around a pipe cleaner and couched it down.  This one has a very very furry texture that makes you want to touch it. 
I am currently working on some more zippered pouches.  Wait till you see the cute zipper pulls I bought on etsy.   And I am also working on a Shiva Paintstik tutorial to show you.  


Snoodles said...

Love the valentine quilt embellishments, and can't wait for the upcoming posts! Glad you are improving!
Jacque in SC

Mama Pea said...

Glad you are feeling better. You are so adventurous. It's so cool.