Saturday, July 6, 2013

New texture quilt, just the beginning

For my second texture quilt, I knew that I wanted to do piecing, intense quilting and then paint it. I've done this before where I took a quilt that was a disaster, but I loved the quilting I had done on it.  I cut out a section, the size I needed, and I painted it.  I thought it was a success.

But this time I have to start a new quilt with the idea of it being painted.  It's been rolling around in the back of my mind for weeks. So today since I was spending this sweltering day inside in my beautiful AC, I said to myself, "Just do it!".  I went through some fabric that I had parfait dyed a couple of years ago.  I had really liked it but didn't know what to do with it.  I wanted something strong with some interest that would hold up to being over-painted.

This is what I came up with.  The first three were from the same parfait batch, so I knew that they would play well together.  I added the fourth and later a fifth to spark it up.

I used a very simple block made up of three rectangles.  I cut out stacks of fabric 8 1/2" by 4 1/2" and played with the colors.  It went together 1, 2, 3.  So easy and fast, but I like it.  I know that the colors are not for the faint of heart, says she who just had her guest bathroom painted navy blue and is loving it. And remember that this will be painted over after the quilting.  I'm not sure what that color will be, maybe a very light blue or green.

I hope to start the quilting tomorrow.  Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Gwen said...

This is so amazing on it's own (pre-paint), Norma... I'm intrigued to see what your painting process is and what the result will be!