I have been busily quilting away at my second texture piece, but I wanted to make some more samples to try out paint colors. Since I am doing some redecorating in my home I have quite a bit of leftover wall paint stashed in the basement.
Here are some more colors tried on my original sample. In some places it's color on top of color, but I didn't really love any of them.
This is the newest sample. On the far left is the medium blue that I thought would be perfect, but I think it just looked blah. On the far right is the very dark navy/teal that I put on the bathroom walls. Way too dark! In the middle is the pale aqua that I am going to use. It contrasts with all the colors beneath. I may overpaint some sections. In the upper left corner I tried using a shiva paint stick. I may do a bit of that on the big quilt.
I have about an hour or two of quilting to go on the big piece. Maybe I'll finish it today and then I can do the painting. Are you wondering why I am using wall paint? Well it is the perfect constancy and gives just the right amount of coverage. Does it make the quilt stiff? Yes, it does, but this is a wall hanging and I don't care if it's stiff. I tired using acrylic paint but the wall paint works better and I have a lot of it. Recycling, right?
I really like these samples, Norma. Please keep them, as one day they may make it into a quilt of their own... wouldn't that be interesting!! ;)
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