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18 – Woman in the green sari gets company

May 2, 2018

I showed the green sari woman getting created, but here she is in position with some company. #indiaquilt #saqawip #jaipur #neqmexplorations #susanpolansky

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17 – A Sari made without sewing

April 27, 2018

Working on the little people; saris are fun because you can sneak in an unexpected burst of color. #indiaquilt #saqawip #neqmexplorations #jaipur…

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16 – Block printing in Sanganeer, India

April 23, 2018

Are any of the fabrics in my #indiaquilt from India? No, but I did come home with a suitcase full! South of…

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15 – Cutting templates

April 19, 2018

Tools I use for cutting freezer paper templates for #indiaquilt A mini cutting mat is easy to move around, making it quicker…

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14 – Making some good guesses

April 16, 2018

Some fabrics might be replaced a few times, just as a painter would revise their colors, until the right balance is created….

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13 – An overwhelming moment

April 14, 2018

Beginning to put together a complicated quilt, when I am facing the actuality of the how many steps it will take for…

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12 – Freezer Paper templates

April 12, 2018

I’ve been cutting out lots of freezer paper templates. For my non-quilting friends, freezer paper(from the supermarket,) when ironed onto fabric, sticks…

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11 – Using a plumb line

April 7, 2018

#indiaquilt – full size at 30” x 50.” I use an improvised plumb line (a string with a weight on the end)…

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10 – Fabric building materials

April 5, 2018

Gathering building materials for my India quilt. On the left are printed bricks and stones, on the right are similar textures. And…

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9 – Final composition achieved!

April 4, 2018

It’s not a perfect photoshop edit, but it’s what I need to make a quilt from. I love making my own reality!…

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8 – Layers in Photoshop Elements

April 2, 2018

If you’re wondering how I’m working with photos for my India quilt… #photoshopedit #fabriccollage #neqmexplorations #susanpolansky

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7 – Bringing life into the picture

March 30, 2018

Once I created the background for my #indiaquilt I can figure out how to bring it to life, and the foreground figures…

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6 – Planning the composition

March 25, 2018

India quilt composition. So many hours in and I haven’t even started thinking about the fabric! Need to buy some “building materials.”…

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5 – Making a vertical from a horizontal

March 22, 2018

India quilt composition in progress. #photoshopedit #ilovephotoshop #artistsoninstagram #neqmexplorations #saqawip #jaipur #susanpolansky

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4 – What story do I want to tell?

March 17, 2018

Of course my India quilt will have people, and maybe a few animals (like the cattle and dogs that were everywhere.) Fantastic…

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3 – Uplifted by kites

March 16, 2018

Kites dotted the skies wherever we traveled in India. I like my quilts to have meaning, and kite flying seems so symbolic…

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2 – What do I post?

March 14, 2018

India quilt begins. I’m not sure what to post of my progress. I make lots of small changes on photoshop to create…

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1 – 6 months and counting

March 10, 2018

I’ve begun my next quilt, and as a departure from my usual method, I am making it specifically for an exhibit at…