Just finished this boy baptism outfit from a friend’s wedding gown that I did a girl one from two years ago. I have been so honored to be entrusted with making these heirloom outfits for this amazing family!
Now on to next project!
Please contact me if you wish for an heirloom baptism/christening outfit made from your wedding gown!
Hi! Thank you for viewing my art process! Each piece is an original piece of art created by myself.
The Zentangle inspired art pieces are created with a blank white piece of fabric. Temporary lines are drawn as the base of my art planning. Then I free-hand everything else with black ink and add color with ink or paint.
Once the ink and color are done, I add cotton batting and quilt the piece, sew a fabric border and staple it to a stretched canvas frame.
The photo quilts start with a photo that I have taken of scenes around our Buffalo, NY area. I create my pattern by tracing the colors, shades, and shapes on the picture, enlarge it to the size I want. Using this paper pattern, I cut the big shapes out of fabric and glue each piece on, then sew around each piece to secure the fabric to the base of the quilt.
Then the fun part comes! Painting brings out the specific color that I want as well as the fine details that I cannot achieve with fabric. Lastly, each piece is quilted, sewn fabric border, and stapled onto the stretched canvas frame.
Little known fact……My dad was an upholsterer and he taught me some of the upholstery skills like using a staple gun that I still use today!
My pocket hugs started in January 2021 during the Pandemic. I saw that other people were making this same basic idea of showing someone you care by sending them a token they can touch and hold.
Mine turned out to also include words of positivity and gratitude as well as the Zentangle inspired artwork I draw on each one. Some of these photos show the temporary registration marks that I place on the fabric to guide me. These marks are removed.
Below are more photos and videos of me creating my pieces. Enjoy each one, and thank you again for viewing my work! Please leave a comment and tell me your thoughts!
Thank you once again for viewing all of the photos and videos. If you have any questions about my work and/or would like to purchase a piece or have a custom piece made, please contact me.
I am going through a slow process of organizing myself and my work area. It was looking like a hurricane hit it. Little by little I am (with my husband’s help) picking up everything. One of the things that I have to do is complete the multitude of unfinished projects (UFOs) that I have. Some are from when I was going to teach and I was in the process of making samples for that class. Others were me trying to learn art quilting and just gave up on it and moved onto another project. Kind of a “Shinny object” disease (new things always catching my eye and interest).
The first one that I am working on completing is this table runner. I designed it and it was suppose to be a class until Covid hit and my plans were altered. So once it is finished I’ll add it to my Etsy list or in one of the shops (haven’t decided that yet).
Before Covid started, I was babysitting this wonderful family. One of the two children turned 3 yesterday (Shout out to the Birthday Boy!), and I made him this Fabric Doll Quilt. About three years ago, I made one for his older sister and he loves to play with his sister’s, so I made him a boy quilt for him.
Thank you for reading my blog! Have a wonderful day!
Since the November, I have been on the fence as to applying to The Roycrofters-At-Large-Association, Inc. (RALA). From what I understand, RALA is a group of very skilled artisans who help educate and foster the continual growth of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Why do I want to be in it? (I really struggled with the answer.) I feel that I am in a very unique spot between quilting and fine arts that I can help inspire other people/artisans to grow as well as them inspiring me. I am imagining that I would teach, be taught, continue to grow, and sell my art all in one group! I know that I love to teach and see people grow in a field that I am so passionate about.
So, why was I on the fence? It’s that old, whinny me saying “I’m not good enough – That might not be the right path – It’s too much”. Yesterday, when I saw the deadline to enter as 3/10/21, I really made a conscious decision to just go for it! I might not be accepted on the first attempt, however, I should be able to get good criticism to apply again next year and maybe the year after that! This could be the place that will help me grow in the way that I need to!
The jurying process is April 10 and below are the pieces that I submitted to them. I will keep you posted as to the results, and I can tell you now, that I am so excited to go through this journey!!
Finished this beautiful piece today! Its created from a photo I took a bunch of years ago. Fabric, paint, ink and thread were used to make this piece. It measures 12″x12″ and is mounted on a 2″ deep frame to hang easily in your home. Below is a slide show of the process in creating this piece. If you wish to purchase this or any other of my pieces, please either contact me or go to artedamato.etsy.com.
I have been playing with taking videos and posting them on my various social media sights. Thought you’d like to see my process from the beginning of drawing my art to just before I quilt and frame it.
Please tell me what you think!
Now I have to allow the piece to dry over night before I sew on it tomorrow! Stay tuned for the finished product!
Go to artedamato.etsy.com to see all the original Fabric Art pieces! If you are interested in purchasing one of my pieces you can do so directly through Etsy or message me.