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creating a character through fabric collage
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Creative Chrysalis

124 – She’s A Character!

July 11, 2021

I do love when my fabric characters come to life! This sassy lady is someone I could easily envision on the Seaside…

art quilt in progress
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123- Not Dead Yet

June 28, 2021

Amusement parks have some fantastic signage, especially lit up at night! My scene is viewed during daylight, so no glowing neon here,…

fabric collection of an art quilter
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118 – Fabric Palette

May 16, 2021

Even though I buy fabric in the smallest possible amount, usually ¼ of a yard, I still manage to support the local…

fabric collage of a building in progress
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114 – Taking Shape

April 7, 2021

The “dark ride” building is a large structure and I need to take care that the architecture doesn’t overwhelm the purpose of…

blocking in color of an art quilt
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113 – Big Blocks of Color

April 1, 2021

Big blocks of color are a fun change of pace from the tiny details I’ve been focusing on. As a painter might…

Fabric collection, paper template and Mousetrap Game reference
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100 – How Good is Your Color Memory?

January 25, 2021

My color memory is such that I can go to a fabric store and quite accurately remember the colors and patterns that…

Susan Polansky, drawing, full and detail, reference images
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99 – Putting Reference Images into Place

January 21, 2021

Now I put my collection of reference images to work. Using the magic of Photoshop Elements, I make a quick photo collage…

art quilt on longarm machine
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Skirmish on Insecurity Hill

24 – Artist Wins The Struggle

May 24, 2019

I had to paint some more cheesecloth but that went quickly. It was a novel experience to use this flimsy material and…

comparison of background colors for art quilt
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Skirmish on Insecurity Hill

22 – Asking For Help

May 22, 2019

While pondering what would give my dragon quilt more life, I asked for help. SAQA MA/RI is an unwieldy name for the…

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India quilt

25 – Organizing fabric scraps

June 10, 2018

Small fabric scraps can get out of hand quickly when doing a complicated #fabriccollage like my #indiaquilt. I use a hanging organizer…

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20 – Fabric auditions

May 8, 2018

Fabric auditions. Worst part about this is putting away all the ones that don’t make it! #indiaquilt #saqawip #neqmexplorations #fabriccollage #susanpolansky

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19 – The biggest character gets dressed

May 5, 2018

Time to work on one of the bigger people, but I’m still using tweezers. #indiaquilt #saqawip #neqmexplorations #jaipur #fabriccollage #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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India quilt

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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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…