Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Sneak Peak

I have started my next big quilt. This one will be five feet square. I have been painting 8-10 hours a day for the last 5 days, half way through my third audio book. Now my schedule is getting a little busier and I am going to have less hours to paint for a while.

I am hesitant to show work in progress for a number of reasons, especially until I get pretty far along with it. I am about a third of the way through the painting, when I get done I will post a picture of the whole piece. I am having a lot of fun with this one so I thought I would share a sneak peak.


  1. I like the bright colors and can't wait to see the finished quilt.

  2. The colors!! this looks very festive. Looking forward to seeing it progress.

  3. So far it looks fantastic :) Love those colours!

    Can I ask how you stop the paint from bleeding / spreading? Do you use a thickener such as Manutex or do you paint a "no flow" solution on first? I can't imagine how you could stretch a piece that large on bars so I guess you paint it flat against the table?

    Of course if this is a secret you would rather keep thats fine - totally understand :) (really!) Helen

  4. I use Jaquard brand and Pebeo Setacolor brand textile paints. These paints do not spread if you use them the consistency that they come out of the jar (thick creamy) on cotton fabric. Sometimes as the paint sits and starts to dry in the dish while painting I will add a little water, but usually none is needed. I paint straight onto the fabric on the table. I usually leave my large paper drawing underneath (taped to the top edge of my fabric) while painting to protect my table and if I want to make any changes or additions to the design.

  5. awesome judy! as always.
    can't wait to see where you go with this...

  6. Guess it's my turn to say, "I can't wait to see a ribbon hanging next to this one!"


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