Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wallpaper Quilt.......Class Samples

Last year I found a roll of Textured Wallpaper
at the thrift store...

I just couldn't help myself...

I just had to sew through it!

Wallpaper Quilt
I colored the textured wallpaper first.
Then I couched fibers on it.
Then I sewed on a few beads.

CLICK HERE to view the making of this quilt

In a former life I was a legal secretary.
I love all things office-related...
Pencils, Pens, Typewriters, Tape, Scissors, Paper Clips, Rubber Bands, White-Out, Glue and especially PAPER.

It is so fun to sew through paper.
The needle makes a wonderful popping noise as it pierces the paper.

I have decided to share my love of paper with my students.

Today I made this new class sample:

This wallpaper is extra bumpy and gives this piece incredible texture that you can't get with fabric alone.

Below are pieces of Textured Wallpaper.
They have been painted, waxed, scraped, stenciled

The wallpaper with leaves, on the bottom left in the photo above, is the piece I used for this class sample quilt.

I created these pieces in a play day recently.
CLICK HERE to view the Play Day photos

I added fabric borders to the wallpaper
with the stenciled leaves

I basted it together with batting and backing fabric:

Then I machine quilted skeleton leaves all over the surface.

I used Distress Crackle Paint to stencil the leaves:

I just love the texture the crackle paint adds to this piece

Click the image to enlarge and see all the
great texture...

If you are after TEXTURE...
Give Textured Wallpaper a try in your art.

These class samples are for my class next week:

Wallpaper Quilt Class
Thursday, February 24, 2011
1:00 - 4:00
JanniLou Creations
Philomath, OR

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


Cheryl said...

I Love to work with texture and I wondered what can I make with textured wallpaper, because I love those ,thanks for the lesson on that.
Looks like it would make an excellent book cover for scrapbooking !

Vicki W said...

Very cool!

Talin's Corner said...

I love the way your wall paper quilt turned out. Very creative.

Gina said...

These are great! It was fun to see your steps too!