I love to paint whole cloth quilts. I’ve posted about it before and you will probably see it again in the future. In fact, I’m am actually trying to spend a bit of time each week playing and practicing with different mediums. I haven’t actually gone to the schedule it all it routine but I should.
This picture is one small quilt I made a few years ago, and am currently working on an expanded version.
This one is a long ago abandoned project that has become my testing piece. Wasn’t I smart to finally label the colors? Some time when I truly have time to burn (wonder when that will be) I would like to put together a very comprehensive sampler of each color and medium labeled so I can just grab the appropriate pencil and go.
For the January program with my local guild, the Santiam Scrappers, I shared my fabric painting techniques. I quilted up a big pile of blocks for everyone to try out the Derwent Inktense pencils and the Neocolor II pastels. Everyone said they had a great time and judging from the laughter and results, I think they did. What better way to spend an afternoon than with quilting friends?
In the near future I am going to follow up with this by making some small table runner/dresser scarf whole cloth quilts that will be available for sale. A small project that you will not be intimidated by and can finish in a short period of time. I also hope to make this available as a workshop so you can use all my paints and not have to buy lots of your own. One person asked about my quilting up a project from their drawings, happy to do that also. If you want to know when this will be available, send me an email and I’ll make sure you are notified.