Friday, October 26, 2007

Painted Batting

I wrote an article for the upcoming December issue of Quilting Arts magazine on painted batting. The Warm Company wanted to do an ad tying in to the article and wanted to use some of my artwork for the ad. Unfortunately the only painted batting pieces I had were used in the article. I felt bad about this and decided to come up with something they could use in their ad and sent them a photo of this the next morning.

This is 12" x 12" painted batting. There are 9 two inch painted batting squares appliqu├ęd to 9 four inch painted batting squares that are pieced together with a wide zigzag stitch. It is painted with Lumiere textile paints and machine stitched.

If you go to Quilt Market you will be able to see it in the The Warm Company booth. If you go to Festival I will have it with me during my painting demos in Make it U's Open Studios.


  1. Anonymous1:18 AM

    it is beautiful. I wish I could visit the stand at quilters' market and see it in person!

  2. Wow, that is very, very nice

  3. Beautiful. I love using Lumiere paints and they work well on both fabric and paper.

  4. Fantastic! I love it!

  5. As always it is a beauty! Are you going to be doing these demos in Chicago when the festival gets here?

  6. Karen, I will probably be doing some kind of demos in April at the IQF Chicago show. i am not sure right now if it will be painted batting or maybe the painted fabric that I have made the fabric houses with.

  7. Batter up!

    How you doin? DC Got the special delivery from you and Deb. Hope all is well with you and yours.

    Next spring at IQF we are SO hitting Mr. Gyros at 2am.

  8. Only you could make batting look that beautiful...

  9. I just found you art!
    A M A Z I N G!
    Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  10. Cheryl,
    I am so glad to hear you are coming to chicago for the spring show. Open studios just wont be the same in Houston with out you in the back ground whooping it up with a class full of happy crafters.

    I’m happy to hear our precious package arrived safely. I’ll warn Mr. Gyro that your coming, I can hardly wait!

  11. Hi Judy,
    I have technical questions about your wonderful painted batting. Can you dry it in the dryer after painting? (Hmmmm: wonder what it would do to the inside of the dryer?) I'm playing around with some now and can't wait for it to dry.
    Your article in QA was great!

  12. Thanks Judy,

    It does take a while to dry. I would only put the batting in the dryer if it was thoroughly dry, if you were concerned with heat setting. Other wise you would probably have a colorful drier. I have tried to rush things with an iron and a blow drier with out very much success. I think it will dry fastest if you can find a way to hang it so that both sides are getting air.

    I have noticed recently that different fiber contents also look differently when painted. I painted a 50/50 cotton poly and the surface appeared more textured and sparkley. Where as the cotton is more flat and smooth. So many options and things to try... ^_^


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