Monday, May 20, 2013

Quilt

This isn't quilted yet, but that seems to be the way I work. The leaves were printed on a loose weave cotton blend with fabric paint. The stamps were ones I made from the Styrofoam from take home restaurant containers. It's fun to use what would otherwise be garbage and since it's a free material, if the stamps don't work, just toss them. I drew into the foam with a pen freehand. Just be sure to clean them first, so there's no oil or grease on them.

I stitched the details by hand. I wanted the piecing to be just a little unpredictable, so the extra strips on the end leaves are in different places. Also, the beige on the ends is a narrow folded strip. The green is a batik.