Best of Both Worlds ~ Painting and Quilting ~ Being both an artist and quilter, I’m sometimes torn between the two mediums. When I’m painting, I want to be sewing. When I’m sewing, I want to be painting. And then…..I found a Craftsy class that introduced me to the best of both worlds. Fun Techniques with Fabric Paint by Cindy Walter. Cindy is a great teacher and talented quilter who introduces quilters to fabric paints, using Jacquard Textile Paints . Basically, you are designing your own fabric to use in your quilts. Here are a few hand painted quilts that I’ve created since taking the class. For the first one and the third, I used white Kona cotton as the base fabric.
This one is called Color Waves. I used Jacquard Textile Paints . I then free motion quilted the piece before adding the binding (which was also painted with the textile paints).
2 Birds Hand Painted Art Quilt was my second quilt using the Jacquard Textile Paints. The base fabric was a white on white floral. I mixed up the paints a little thinner for this application so the floral pattern on the base fabric could also be seen through the paint. I was also quilted in a free motion style with a bit of thread painting on the flowers and birds.
Dream Home hand painted quilt is one of my favorites. Painted on white Kona cotton (using Jacquard Textile Paints) and free motion quilted. The binding was also hand painted to coordinate with the quilt.
I also have a 3 part Youtube video, showing my painting process on another art quilt. You can view Part 1 Here.
These techniques can also be used for other fabric projects, such as quilted postcards and quilted greeting cards. The possibilities are endless!
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