Thursday, April 23, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
- fusible web with appliqué fusible threads and ribbons for embellishing
- fusible fleece for stabilizing
- fusible bias tape for stained glass work
- fusible grid for mosaic and watercolor design
- fusible batting for quilting
- and so much more!
Barbara Campbell is a talented businesswoman as well as a quilt designer and author, former magazine editor, teacher.... the list is too long! She has so much insight into the quilting world. She has written and collaborated on many books including Extreme Embellishments Denim Divas, Projects for Fiber Art Lovers, and Holiday Quilts. One of Barbara's quilts was chosen to be featured in the gallery of Irena Bluhm's book by AQS, Quilts of a Different Color.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Last, just for fun I used the Filter>Stylize>Glowing Edges and increased edge width to 3. I think this just looks cool!
What can you do with one block and Photoshop? Try it!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
- Sew one block. (Only one! Yeah!)
- Scan block into computer at 100 ppi.
- Open this scanned image using Photoshop Elements. Use the Full Edit menu.
- If your image needs to be rotated slightly, cleick on Image>Rotate>Custom - then rotate one degree at a time to ensure that the bottom of the block is parallel to bottom of screen.
- Crop the image to eliminate seam allowances - click on the crop tool and adjust the block as required.
- Adjust the "canvas size" to the size of the project you'd like to audition. Fore example, the block from Friday's post is 6 inches square. I would like to try a table runner that is 6 blocks by 2 blocks, so I am going to need a canvas size of 36" x 12" - at this point I am not including borders. So click on Image>Resize>Canvas Size>adjust to the desired size.
- To see the entire field of your design, , click on View>Fit on Screen.
- Click on the Marquee tool and highlight your block; go to Edit>Copy Merged; then click Edit>Paste. This will place an identical block on top of your existing block (on a new layer). You can now select this with the Move tool and move it to where you want it to go.
- Continue to paste in blocks as you need them. Isolate and rotate blocks by turning off layers then use the Marquee tool to select the block that you need to rotate. Click on Image>Rotate>Selection...as needed.
- You can merge blocks together into units as needed. Click on the layers that you want to merge as a unit. Right click in the Layers area and choose Merge Layers and you will create a unit.
- Select and copy units as in step 8 above.
- Adjust the canvas size to create borders.
- Create a border as follows: click on Layer>New Fill Layer>Solid Color. The color will automatically fill in with the foreground color. You can change this by cicking on it and selecting new colors.
- If you'd like to add another border, you can also add rectangles and color them. Here is my project:
In the next post, we'll explore some effects you can apply in Photoshop Elements to analyze your project.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Isn't it great to be a quilter these days? We have so many beautiful fabrics available! We have the internet to share our quilting adventures on and take a peek at others'. Wow - what a great time to be a quilter!
Please share your adventures with Poorhouse Quilt Designs patterns with us here - email me at email@example.com.
Keep quilting! -Kris
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Thanks ladies for a great class!
There is such a kind community of quilters at Stitched in Stone - carefully cultivated by Tammy Rommel! If you have a chance, stop by and say "hi" to Tammy and Glenn.