Thursday, August 22, 2013

Finished !



I showed you this quilt awhile ago before and after quilting and now it has had its final addition.  Painting!  I gave the whole quilt a once-over-lightly with wall paint, pale aqua and yellowish green. It measures 30' x 30". I'm looking for a title.



Detail of the quilting, which really show up with the painting.




In case you didn't see what the pre-painted version was, here it is. Now you know why I made it so bright


And just in case you don't like the front, here is the back.  I dye-painted a bunch of fabrics several years ago and was unhappy with the results, but it makes great quilt backs and shows off the quilting.  See below.

Detail of quilting on the back.
I'm linking up again with "Off the Wall Friday". Go see what everyone else is doing and leave some comments. We all love comments, including me.

11 comments:

Shannon said...

Oh the paint looks so so wonderful! It changes the look of the whole thing and really brings out the quilting! Does it matter what kind of wall paint? Did you dilute it before adding it? What kind of brush did you use? I have a piece that might benefit from this kind of treatment...

Norma Schlager said...

I used flat latex wall paint right out of the can. I applied it with a foam brush and a light touch. I did't want the paint to go into the valleys that the quilting creates, but rather sit on the surface. It dries very fast.

Wil said...

It turned out lovely!

Marilyn Wall said...

Love it Norma. What a change the paint made. I normally love the bright colors but I like this more subdued.

Regina B Dunn said...

The addition of the paint seems to impart a lot more meaning to it somehow. It adds depth and movement and makes me look at the different segments longer and wonder about them more. Let us know what you decide to name it. It is a wonderful piece.

Mary Stori said...

What a stunning transformation.....I'm sooo impressed!!!!

Vivien Zepf said...

This looks wonderful, Norma! Love the interaction between the colors of the cloth and the colors of the paint. Beautiful quilting, too. Did the paint stiffen the piece or is it still relatively flexible?

Linda M said...

Looks wonderful, I may have to try it on some of my bright but not thrilling fabrics!

Heather P said...

Norma, that is so wonderful! I see why it was so bright to begin with. And your quilting is fabulous!

Susan Lenz said...

Awesome post ... love the changes! Thanks so much for the nice message about my interview on Textile Artist!
Susan
PS Love your recent post with a friend's dyed fabrics too!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Norma. Lovely piece. I find your painting adventures very interesting. You get some unusual results.
best, nadia