A little moonlight fishing
The next Magic Mandalas sample I'm sharing is a partial fail... but not really. I wanted you to see how versatile they are and used the shapes to draw out some hand embroidery lines. Well, it turned out awesome, and then I marked a grid in the background and quilted it. Then I rinsed it... ahhh, all those super swanky special embroidery threads that I used ran. So like I said, partial fail. I know there are remedies for the running dye, but it's a sample - that time can be used in much better places. #karenmarchettiquiltartist #creativelongarmquilting #magicmandalas
This is my favorite Magic Mandalas sample so far. I used the stencils and did some fussy cutting of the focus fabric and also used satin. Such fun (and shiny too). I did a live last night (on my Karen Marchetti - Quilt Artist Facebook page) of the background quilting (in case you missed it). The Magic Mandala stencils are available for preorder on the website store: https://www.creativelongarmquilting.com/store.html #karenmarchettiquiltartist #creativelongarmquilting #magicmandalas #gammillquilting
Working on another Magic Mandalas sample! #karenmarchettiquiltartist #creativelongarmquilting #magicmandalas #gammillquilting
A tortoise beetle... coolest bug ever!
Magic Mandalas Peek #2 - on this sample, I used one of @dyehardinaz mini mandalas and marked various shapes using my Magic Mandalas stencils (Fancy Set). I just quilted away... hindsight being 20/20 I probably would have echoed each shape so they stood out a bit more - still awesomely beautiful! More peeks soon! Magic Mandalas (Basic and Fancy sets) are available for pre-order on my website (link in bio) #karenmarchettiquiltartist #creativelongarmquilting #magicmandalas
Here’s your first peek at one of the #magicmandalas samples I’ve been working on. Yes, it’s a little wrinkly but I couldn’t wait to share a pic with you all. Stencil packages are available for Pre-Order on the website (link in bio). This one is about 24” square and was made using the Basic Set and some ombré dyes by the awesome @dyehardinaz. #karenmarchettiquiltartist #creativelongarmquilting
Eeek! I can finally share this! I've been working on these for months. The first two sets are available for PREORDER and I plan to be shipping them in March. Over the next week, I'll be adding some photos of the amazing mandalas I've created using the prototypes. If you love mandalas and applique (or drawing, or marking for quilting... yep the ideas are endless) you might want to check these out! #karenmarchettiquiltartist #creativelongarmquilting #magicmandalas #stencils
The not-so-fun part. Luckily we skip this part in class!!