Monday, July 23, 2012

House on a Hill

House on a Hill... That's my working title for this new quilt I'm making.  It may just end up sticking and being the official title in the end.  I started this on Saturday and was enjoying myself so much that I forgot to take a photo of the first step.  

The first step in this project was I placed white fabric over the top of my drawing, done on newsprint paper with black marker, and then traced the design with a black Shiva Artist's PaintStik.  I let the Paintstik dry for 24 hours and then heat set it with the iron.  

Then I applied Tumble Dyes in various colors and sprayed it through various stencils.  If you aren't familiar with Tumble Dyes, see the post I wrote over on The Sketchbook Challenge blog recently. After that I added some stamped images with textile paints.

Once the Tumbles Dyes were dry, which happens very quickly, I heat set the fabric again.  Then I layered it into a quilt sandwich and free-motion quilted the entire thing.

And now I'm adding more surface color with Caran d' Ache Neocolor II crayons.  I just finished putting the background color in.

For those of you who are interested in ordering any of my newest quilt patterns, you can now do so.  Visit the link at the top of my blog labeled Patterns to find out how to order.  Thanks for visiting!