Monday, July 30, 2012

Otomi Quilt

As promised here are pictures of the Otomi fabric quilt. It is made of one yard of fabric printed from Spoonflower. I sewed the edges and the middle seams on the machine and everything else was done by hand. Me and sewing machines just don't get along very well. You can see it in some of the images how the fabric puckered up on me. I really enjoyed all the hand quilting. It was a nice project to do while traveling and in front of the tv.
Not sure when I will have the fabric up for sale on Spoonflower but when I do I will be sure to let you know.

Friday, July 13, 2012

This is my very first design with Illustrator. I am really excited and overwhelmed by the possibilities of designing on the computer versus painting everything by hand. I have the skills in Photoshop to get some basic things done but when I first attempted Illustrator it was like it was written in a foreign language. I took a one day class at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond and it was helpful to get the basic idea of how it works. When it came time to pick a online course there were tons of choices out there. I picked Nicole's Classes and it is working out great. I liked how I was able to order the book form of the class to keep after the 5 week class is over.