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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Artsy Fartsy with “Island Batik” part 2

I’m back, and I'm betting you thought I fell off the face of the earth.
Well, not quite, but my computer crashed and I felt like I pretty much had.
It was only supposed to be a couple of days...
Apparently I have become a slave to technology!
Over a week without a computer...well, is just cruel and unusual punishment.
LOL!!
I've been dying to tell you just how much this  “artsy fartsy” 
theme has really grabbed in attention this month.

This time, I’m sharing a summertime favorite...
This is "Lets Picnic" from "Applique Garden"
Every good picnic should have all these goodies, don't you agree?
LOL!!!
This months challenge is sponsored by "Aurifil " thread. We want to
show you just what you can do with the different weight of threads.
This photo is a great place to start. 
A 40, 50 or 80 weight is perfect for stitching down appliques, when you don't want 
the thread to be the center of attention.
The higher the number the finer the thread.
When I want the details to pop, I use a 28 weight,
Example: the sesame seeds on the hamburger bun and the lines on the onion.
(you know, every hamburger needs onion)
;-)
Or the froth lines in the whip cream on the shake above.
 The pickle details are also done in a 28 weight.
Don't you love how the colors in these "Island Batik" fabrics pop.
These corner appliques are compliments of my Accuquilt GO cutter and dies.
Just a little way to add some additional pop to things, and make a project "yours"
"Aurifil" floss...is a perfect way to attach the buttons.
I love the fact, that "Aurifil" thread has such a wide variety of weights,
 in so many colors.
 I used a Hobbs wool batting, for a fun dimensional look.
I love the loft it has and how it makes my appliques pop off the background.
Here's a little eye candy for you.
Makes your heart go pitty-pat doesn't it?
Oh, how I "LOVE" the wooden spools their floss is wrapped on.
Such a fun, retro feel!
:-)
A big thank you to  
and
Our fabulous industry partners.
And of course 
I hope I've inspired you add a little "Artsy Fartsy" into your life.
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

7 comments:

  1. Joan, your picnic quilt is adorable, and the thread details are the icing on the cake!

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  2. That is a totally fun and summery artsy fartsy project! I hope your computer woes are over, nothing is so disruptive as that!

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  3. Your Artsy Fartsy challenge is just adorable...love it.

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  4. Your picnic cloth is great - especially love the pickles! And those threads - definitely swoon-worthy!

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  5. I never thought no computer would be a nightmare, but it would be. Glad you are back, and thanks for the look at your latest fun project. You did well to get two done for the month.

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  6. That turned out so cute. It's a perfect summer treat.

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  7. You have had fun with all the different threads. Great result. I would love a sundae like that!

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Thanks for stopping by today. Your comments really do make me day!
;-)