Saturday, June 04, 2016

I Can't Stop!

Okay,  Yes, I can stop if I wanted to stop. But I don't want to stop. Creative playtime is too much fun.

 I had this mini-quilt in my stack from a while back.
I had started to quilt it with black in the black areas. But I had not done a lot. The patterned fabric is quilted with a gold/yellow thread that blends in.
So today I started playing again (because creative play is a good thing and I don't want to stop!)
I used ideas and designs from several sources including a couple I sketched out.
This has a bit more OOOMPH than using the black.  The parts quilted in black really disappeared.  The creative way to fix that?  I took some acrylic interference paint in "gold" and dry brushed it over the tops of the quilted bits (the parts that puff up.) So now you see gold polka dots and a few tiny gold triangles.

I had experimented on some scraps of the black before I took paint to quilt.  I tried some  water soluble artist color crayons (heat setting will make them permanent.)   But for this it didn't seem to be the right answer.   I will certainly use them on other projects though - perhaps paired with the acrylic paint I used on this.

In case you are wondering, I do realize that this piece is a wild mishmash of designs.  It was a learning and practice experience. And the most important part?  I had fun and learned by doing it.
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Vicki W said...

I love your solution for the invisible dots!

Tangos Treasures said...

Very cool!

Barbara said...

It's beautiful, as always, but you need help! Hehe

Barbara said...

I'm back just to say we hope you don't stop. It's truly incredible FMQ.

Rhonda said...

I think the quilting adds to the design of the mini. It seems more artistic, if that makes sense.