Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Garden Inspiration for Pillows and Wallhangings

Sorry that I haven't written in a while but I have been taking advantage of the beautiful weather to work outside in my gardens.  Gardening is my second favorite after sewing so today I am going to show you a way to bring a bit of your garden inside.  Actually this project could use any photograph...I just love pictures of flowers so that is what I am using.

One of my gardens- waiting for the lilies to bloom!
The idea for this project started when my daughter-in-law told me about a cool App called Waterlogue. This is a photography app that draws and paints your photographs so that they look like water colors.
I started with a photograph of my tulips.  Aren't they pretty?

Then I opened the app and chose the photo from my photo library.  Magically it starts to draw and fill in the colors.  It's fun to watch!

And....voila!  The finished work.  It only takes seconds!

Then I sent the image my printer which I had loaded with printable fabric.  I used a June Tailor product but there are lots of paper backed fabrics out there designed for printers.

Next step?  Add some borders and make this cutey into a wallhanging or pillow.  Not into gardening?  How about a favorite landmark or even your own house....
This is a landmark....not my house!
Waterlogue is well worth the $2.99 price in my opinion.  Photo quilts were all the rage a few years ago...this app gives us a chance to turn some of our favorite photos into pretty artistic pieces.  I will share my tulip pillow with you as soon as I have it finished....I'm going to love having tulips in my sewing room all year long!


Amy@eatsleepdecorate  June 4, 2014 at 6:02 AM  

What a wonderful idea! The waterlogue app is one of my favorites and using it to print on fabric is genius! Thanks for the idea!

Barbara Huber  June 4, 2014 at 2:22 PM  

Thanks, Amy! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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