Monday, January 10, 2011

Quilt, Fabric

Vicki at challenged people to make Journal quilts. Here is my first one. The pale fabric was a pleated scrap that I layed leaves on and used Disperse dyes with to color the background. They are dyes that you usually paint on paper and iron on  fabric that is at least 65% synthetic. They can be used directly on fabric too. Then I machined the leaves with metallic thread. That piece was stitched to dark green cotton. Both sections were then edged with multiple rows of Chenille yarn.

More fabric made with flour paste. This time I started with a painted piece I didn't care for and added the flour paste. Once it was dry, I crumbled it to create cracks and painted it with wine acrylic.