Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Spoonflower and update on my new art quilt

Fabric creating fun has been going on at my place!  First a disclaimer, I am not promoting Spoonflower, nor was I asked to do this.  I wanted you guys to see what I did with my art quilts.  I cropped a couple of them into a tiny little segment like this one.

Then you go to Spoonflower and download your little jpeg.   At this point you can flip or repeat it till you get a pattern you like and presto, you have created fabric.  You decide if you want to order a FQ, or yardage.  I decided on a yard of each.

Here are my 3 new pieces of fabric.  I feel like a fabric designer!
The first one, is not the best, that is my fault.  When I cropped it, I didn't notice a shadow, so there is some darkness running through it.

Okay, I should have ironed it, but was sooo excited to show you!
This second one, you can actually see my circular stitches right in the fabric... so cool.

I could definitely spend hours and hours creating new fabric from bits and pieces of my art quilts.

Which one is your favourite?   I have no idea what I am going to use them for, I certainly don't want to cut them up!   #2 could be a background fabric I think.   But my favourite is definitely the third one.

While waiting for my order from Spoonflower to arrive, I was working on my latest art quilt.   
I have been making leaves like crazy.  Look at the pile of them now.

  Thanks for all the super ideas for wearable art in my last post.  I am definitely thinking!   I have two favourites, but won't reveal them just yet.  

Don't forget to enter my giveaway.  Some of you are leaving the most amazing baking ideas... I may be asking for recipes!    I wonder if we can do some kind of chocolate recipe contest with FQ's as a prize?  Any ideas gang?


What Comes Next? said...

I think #2 is my fave! I never thought of taking one of my own quilts as a starting point for Spoonflower! I feel another obsession coming on - geez! Thanks Jackie!

Candice @ Made With Love said...

You are so stinkin' talented! I also love fabric #3, and am trying to decide if I want to design fabric on Spoonflower, or take the easy route and buy pre-designed fabric! :)

Gene Black said...

I like the blue one best!

Mama Pea said...

That. Is. Awesome! I love your fabrics. I need to try Spoonflower one of these days!

Martha said...

Your leaves look like sherbet! Luscious!
Martha Ginn

jlk said...

I love #3. It's awesome. So did you decide on Palazzo pants?

Brooke said...

love, love, love them!! You go girl - you may have found a new calling - just sayin'!!
I vote for the second piece - love it!!

sandra said...

Hi Jackie, what fun a new career for you. I love #3 but they are all great. I wish I had your creativity but I certainly have the ability to love and do things with other peoples beautiful fabric. Hugs and Blessings Sandra

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Hey People,
Jackie's Art Quilts
It is pretty ideal for everyone! Your site is a pretty used by me personally. I’m looking forward for more of your brilliance.

SarahVee said...

Love all three fabrics, but #1 has my name on it{grin} I would love a chocolate recipe contest because I have 2 that I could share! Although right now my next thing to bake is peach cobbler!