The lastest episode of The Quilt Show has quilter Sherry Rogers-Harrison showing how she makes her "paint-liqué" quilts. She quilts a wholecloth quilt and then paints it with various paints to resemble appliqué. This thought had already occurred to me. An earlier episode showed a lady who makes tiny quilts and paints the blocks with fabric paint pens. (Ahem, I ordered the pens in 2012 - and played with them a teeny bit.)
I had a practice piece of quilting carefully stored away (okay, okay, it was laying on the coffee table....sheesh.) So I grabbed it and looked at the back - Yes! I had used a nice plain fabric in mottled tan for the backing. I pulled out my paint pens and started playing. Hey! This is fun. After a bit, it looks like this:
I am going "modern" and will not paint all of it. But honestly, it was difficult to stop. At this point I need to decide just how much more to add. Then do that, and call it finished. As I really love this one, it will become something....not sure what yet, though.
The rose was a motif I tried out on this, but it makes a great focal point. I did a closeup, but it shows every painting flaw. So, I probably shouldn't show it. But I don't mind not being perfect, so here it is.
Have you ever tried painting or coloring on a quilt? I think I may do some practice pieces and try some other paints with artist brushes. If it works out well, I may paint the "Wild Quilting" piece from Saturday.
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