Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Painting Fabric


Just what I needed a new hobby!  Well, not totally new.  I quilt.  I gelli print.  I play with paint.  Now I'm doing them combined.  This little art quilt was made entirely with solid fabrics, paint and thread.  I only had two colors of fabric paint at the time so the color palette was a bit limited.  I snuck in a little permanent marker to fill in a couple of spots.

I'd had the paint for awhile and had experimented just briefly when it came in but hadn't had time to really dive into it.  To make the border fabrics, I used gelli printing, mostly with a 3x5 block.  This created pretty prints however the fabric cuts had to be fairly small.  Since I loved doing this so much I've bought several more colors and am experimenting using my 8x10 gelli plate.

On Craftsy I took a class from Heather Thomas and learned about drawing with your machine quilting.  She used some other products for coloring in but I stuck with the fabric paint and a brush.  It's a lot of fun!  

I was so pleased with this little quilt that it is hanging in my craft room. I'm so obsessed, I've abandoned fabric I had purchased for other projects to enjoy playing with paint and solid fabric.

Thanks for visiting today!

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