Thursday, March 3, 2016

Radiant Tiles Layers


Thursday, March 3, 2016
I wanted to see how it would look if I combined some of my Radiant Tiles patterns in other ways.  In Photoshop Elements, I opened several different patterns and cropped each one in a different shape.  I then layered them on top of each other to create this look.  I printed this 16 x 16 inch piece to fabric, stitched, and painted the 'design' parts with metallic paints.  I currently have it in a frame on my wall.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Radiant Tiles Coasters #4


Wednesday, February 17, 2016
I made one more set of coasters from some of my previous coaster patterns.  For this set,  I changed the background color to red for all of them and I colored over the design part after I stitched them with a gold gel pen.  I made these coasters to sit out at Christmas time.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Radiant Tiles Coasters #3


Saturday, February 6, 2016
Here is the next set of coasters from some of the same designs I used for my previous coasters.  For these, I changed the background to black for all of them and I colored over the design part after I stitched them with a silver gel pen.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Radiant Tiles Table Runner


Sunday, January 31, 2016
I decided to create a table runner using a couple of my patterns I made up last year.  Since I also like to use Electric Quilt, I imported these pattern files as photos.  Electric Quilt has some built in table runner layouts, one of which I used to create this next piece.  You can set a photo in a quilt block, so I was able to do that with this table runner layout.  You can also export your quilt or table runner design as a .jpg file.  I uploaded the image to Spoonflower and had it printed as one piece.  I stitched the design with batting and fused a backing fabric to it.  I also painted the design with gold paint and stitched the tassel  fringe to the ends.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Radiant Tiles Coasters #2


Saturday, January 23, 2016
Here is my next set of coasters created from some of my unique patterns that I designed and posted here in 2015.  For this set I used patterns 194, 197, 198, and 200.  I made all the backgrounds deeper colors and colored over the gold design lines with a metallic gel pen as I did on the last set.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Radiant Tiles Coasters


Monday, January 18, 2016
While creating a yard of fabric at Spoonflower, I had enough space along the side to create a set of coasters with some of my patterns.   These are each 4 inches by 4 inches and were created from patterns  193, 195, 196, and 199 that I posted back in October.   I changed the background colors so each one would be a different jewel tone.  I stitched along the pattern lines and then I colored in the gold with a gold metallic gel pen.  I then fused Peltex and a backing fabric to give the coasters stiffness and satin stitched the edges.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Radiant Tiles


Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The next series of art pieces came about from some of the digital patterns I created last year.  I'd like to show you some ways I have used these patterns to create some home decorator items for my house and to give away as gifts.
These first two images below are a set of wall pieces that I framed for my bathroom  They are each eight by eight and I have them framed in eleven by eleven inch frames with a mat.  The patterns I used for these are patterns 193 and 194 that I posted back in October.   I changed the background color to black, printed them to fabric, stitched on the pattern lines, and then painted the design part with a gold paint pen.