This week I’m starting on a challenge that is through one of my Quilt Guilds. Their challenge is to choose an envelope that had two crayons (I did not know what colors I was choosing). Create a quilt using these two colors and add up to four more colors.
I received BLUE and BLUE/GREEN.
I came up with drawing rings on white fabric, add designs in the rings, painting the fabric with the colors.
And the following photos are my process thus far. Quilting will begin tomorrow. It’s due December 4 at our Christmas party.
Enjoy the photos!
I’m starting a new quilt which will hopefully accepted into a National Quilt Show (s) this year.
I’ll share the story behind the quilt when I finish. This blog is to show you my process and my thinking.
Papa’s Door will be a painted whole cloth art quilt. I started with a traced image as my usual process and added the squares around it to resemble Italian tiles. The original photo was a plain stucco wall. To add interest to the quilt, I decided to add the “tile” look. Frixion pens are my favorite fabric marking tools. They stay on for as long as you want, thin line is formed, and iron off easily. I have found that on dark fabric the pen leaves a white line which can be removed with laundry soap quite easily.
I started painting the squares (tiles). It took me two days with a total of about 10 hours to finish painting the tiles. Very peaceful and relaxing to do!In the bottom right of this photo, you can see that I ironed some of the marks away. The bottom photo shows more lines being removed.
I am still working on the painting part of the fabric, so I was afraid to iron more of the lines and have my lines disappear!! YIKES!!!
I don’t know if this technique is out there, but I love doing it! I would love to read your comments!
This is a little slide show presentation showing how the painting process changes the quilt and brings it alive. Hope you enjoy it!
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I’m very excited to present to you my first piece in the Buffalo/Niagara Region Series. This is Michigan Street. It is mounted onto a painters canvas and has a hanging wire for easy hanging.
I am working on three other quilts at this time to add to this collection. In 2017 or 2018, I hope to have an exhibit at the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda. More information on that will follow!
I am starting a new adventure of exploring the amazing Buffalo/Niagara Region. I have lived here my entire life so far and wanted to capture some of it’s past, present, and future views by using my art. I am enjoying taking trips with my husband to take photos. We usually have an area we photograph. This will be my first series which will continue to grow over the years. I intend to show and sell them at an exhibit next year.
This is the first one I am doing. It will be called Michigan Street Lift Bridges. I’m not very far on it as of this point, however, by the end of this week, I hope to complete it and move onto my next one!
I would love to hear what you think of my idea and if you have any favorite areas I can visit and take photos at.
Above is my original photo. Below is my tracing of this photo and starting to put the fabrics in place.
I will be posting the progress of this and everyone I do. Thank you for reading my blog!