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My Little Gardener Quilt by Rena Reich

Art Quilting: Giving Definition with Quilting

This is it. We’re heading for home! All our pieces have been placed. Now the time has come to add the finishing touches!

There are basically three reasons for quilting your quilt:

  • Holding the fabric down
  • Giving definitions to the sections
  • It wouldn’t be a quilted portrait unless it was quilted
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My Little Gardener Quilt by Rena Reich

Art Quilting: Building the Portrait

Now for the main event! The background has been completed. Now it’s time to put our portrait together. This is the part I like to think of as fabric puzzling. You will understand what I mean in a bit.

Before we get to the nitty-gritty of putting the pieces together, let’s start with picking out fabric. My granddaughter looks pretty pale in this photo. I didn’t want her to just fade into the very light background. I chose to go with a hew of flesh tone colors that still looked natural, but that gave some extra pink to her cheeks.

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First Steps by Rena Reich

First Steps

How exciting! I just finished an art quilt that I’ve been working on for about a year. To be fair, I haven’t been working on

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