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Show 2209: Katie Fowler - Coloring on Fabric Mandala Designs

Featuring: Katie Fowler

Posts On: April 22, 2018


Ricky kicks off the show with tips for assembling contemporary a baby bunting quilt inspired by an antique quilt. The large 16” blocks can then be combined in using a variety of settings to make a number of very striking quilts.
Quilt artist and teacher Katie Fowler returns to share the fun of coloring pre-printed mandala designs built with quilt blocks on fabric. It takes the joy of the coloring book to a whole new level. Now your colored designs can be used just like any other fabric in your stash!
From selecting hues that play well together to tips for coloring, achieving the best results and setting the fabric, it’s fun on a grand scale. Once the Mandala has been completed it’s on to fast finishes and creative ways to incorporate your finished designs into items other than quilts.

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Links to Artists:

Katie Fowler

From Chapter One:

Ricky shares assembly tips for making a baby bunting quilt based on an antique quilt. He also shows how contemporary it can be using design variations.

From Chapter Two:

Alex and Ricky welcome back Katie Fowler to discuss what she has been up to since her last visit (Show 1807). Katie has fallen in love with the Mandala designs and taken that love of coloring that so many find enjoyable to a whole new level…coloring on fabric. She also discusses how as an artist, it is so important to be true to yourself and to embrace who you are.

From Chapter Three:

Katie’s easy to use color wheel tool is a handy way to audition color combinations for any of your artwork.  She shares examples of completed colored drawings that feature various color combinations. Then it’s on to the fun of using pre-printed Mandala color fabric sheets. The quilt block based designs allow you to color, heat set, and use as any other printed fabric.  Katie shares tips for achieving the best results.

From Chapter Four:

Katie shares a program for creating your own Mandala designs. Don’t like to bind your work? Katie has three fast finishing techniques that you will just love. Options for what you can do with a finished colored Mandala coloring sheet are also shared.

Products and Artists Mentioned:

An Artist's Journey through Wonderland - by Katie Fowler

Color's Greatest Hits: A Creative Color Tool - with 10 overlays

#18 JOHNANDERSON 2018-05-16 08:52
YouTube changed their approach and now iPads do not have the full screen icon. HOWEVER, all you have to do is to finger swipe the screen bigger and that works fine. We are sorry they changed, but YouTube has been a very reliable platform and we need to stick with them for that reliability.
#17 toohappy 2018-05-14 23:22
For the last several shows I have been unable to watch in full screen mode. It tells me my browser doesn't support full screen. What changed? I always watch on my IPad in full screen.
#16 MaggieV 2018-05-02 21:59
Just so I understand the process correctly. I find an image of outlines only and bring that into the software. Once I have am ready to print, I print directly onto the fabric with the paper on the back. Paint, peel off the paper and then heat set. Is this correct? Do you recommend a brand for printing the design onto?
#15 diamond68 2018-05-02 13:49
Are the paper backed sheets available for purchase? I am looking for plain ones that I can print or if you can tell me where to purchase that would be awesome.
#14 milababy 2018-04-30 21:01
in the show when showing the color wheel there was also some note cards shown that you could take to the store with you. Are they some you made just for yourself or are they available for sale?
#13 ktfowlerquilts 2018-04-30 10:00
Hi All! Thanks for the comments. I'll address a few general questions here.
The program I know about for PC is call Kaleidoscope
Kreator. I have not used this program so all I can share is the name.
The Inktense Pencils are permanent after they dry from the aloe. The moisture causes the pigment to be ink. I always heat set everything as a general rule BUT!! BE SURE TO REMOVE THE PAPER BEFORE YOU HEAT SET, otherwise you'll be removing paper with tweezers (ask me how I know that).
To load your own image onto Scopeworks: 1) open the program 2) click on FILE 3) choose OPEN or LOAD NEW IMAGE FOR KALEIDOSCOPE 4) choose an image from your computer. Doodles and line drawings work great! I scan them and use them all the time.
Thank you for the great feedback! Create ON!!
#12 dwynette 2018-04-30 07:16
I have a couple of questions regarding the mandalas...firs t, are they cut out and then fused onto the quilts, and if so, then, are they stitched down? Or are the square pieces of fabric containing the mandalas completely colored and then used as a whole, and pieced? Second...are the quilts washable? Do you need to use a fabric medium over the watercolor to make them permanent? Thanks!
#11 prccath 2018-04-29 00:31
Like rehak, the last few shows have been in YouTube but this one is in Vimeo. The key functionality difference for me is the ability to use Chromecast from a tablet to watch. Prefer YouTube for this reason mainly.
#10 lweatherup 2018-04-24 15:54
loved the show and purchased the Scope Works app but are there any references available to learn how to use it, i.e. adding your own foto or line drawing?
#9 Dollymama 2018-04-24 11:38
About 35 years ago my mentor, Jean Ray Laury (an amazing quilter, teacher, and artist), told me there were two types of artists, a project artist: one who completes a project before going on to the next one, and a process artist: one who is most interested in the process of making something. Katie is my kind of artist. It's all about the process. WONDERFUL SHOW!
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