I so love swaps! I can’t really join the big community swaps on Instagram for a variety of reasons. Since I don’t want to be left out, I will occasionally offer to do a one on one swap. I always hold my breath expecting no one to want to play my game, but I’m always pleasantly surprised when someone awesome steps up and agrees. For this one, I stalked Alyx of Hoppipollaquilts. I wanted to do something Japanese, something fandom, and something fun. Yuumei’s Okami fan art piece really seemed to really fit the bill so I went for it having no idea if Alyx would know the fandom or not. (risky right??)
(By the way – there’s a very good chance I’ll ask for a swap buddy sometime towards the end of December. If you think you may be interested in something small with a quick turn around time, be sure to follow me on IG and be on the look out for the Do You Want to Swap post!)
Here’s how I did it with lots of pictures and in less than 150 words with a LOT of image scrolling. Hey – if I can’t be crazy with my word vomit, I’ll just kill you with images instead!
Study Artwork, plan how to convert to quilted piece.
Resize, Print, and Convert to line art using a lightbox and tracing paper
Transfer the lines for the background onto PFD fabric with a water soluble pencil
Prepare painting station
Transfer smoke to green fabric using graphite tracing paper
Fuse to paper backed fusible, cut and place
Wash, Rinse, Repeat with red elements
One more time with Amaterasu
Remove paper and fuse all elements to the background
Add decorative thread with FMQ
Baste and Quilt
Trim, Face, and hand stitch backing
Stick a Fork in it and call it done!
Whew! You scrolled a lot to get all the way to the bottom of this post!! Maybe you like it enough you’ll take a few minutes to email me at email@example.com and tell me about it! Thanks for checking it out and BIG THANKS to Alyx for playing along!