Painting Fabric

Spent a long weekend at the Oregon coast with 11 other quilters.  We got lucky and had great weather except for one morning and that cleared up in no time.  Here is the view from the living area of the house we rented in Lincoln City.

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Nothing like 12 quilters in the same house.  Sewing machines everywhere.  Cutting matts, irons, fabric, patterns and books and in this case…paint.

I was asked to show everyone how I paint my whole cloth quilts so I brought all my Derwent Inktense pencils and Caran d’Ache Neocolor 2 watercolor pastels.  These products are relatively easy to use and a lot like using crayons, a craft you mastered a long time ago.  Once blended with water and fabric medium they are permanent.

I quilted up sample blocks suitable for painting for each of the ladies,  gave a brief demo and everyone dived in.  There were 4 different designs and each one took on a different personality once quilted.

Here we are, working away.

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The finished blocks:

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I had a lot of fun with this group.  Thanks for having me.

 

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