After being completely overwhelmed by the beauty of the quilts, we just had to see what the vendors had to offer. . . and support them as best we could :) As I was walking through I saw these quilts:
|These blocks are not sewn!! They are painted. Cut into pieces and then attached with SteamASeam. Find out more at Laura Murray Designs (these are her quilts shown in her booth)|
I finished the maple leaf quilt on Saturday and yesterday I busted out the paints! I have no idea what these are going to turn into. My goal was just to play with a couple of the rubbing plates and stamps to see how this works. This is seriously cool!! I did two pieces and it took me all of about an hour. Mostly because I had no idea what I was doing and was totally playing with the colors to see how they mix directly on the fabric, how hard to press (or not press) and getting used to not doing the back and forth coloring that seems to over take me when I get a "crayon" in my hand ;) Strokes should go in one direction.
|I used the stamp, all of the rubbing plates and of course the Shiva Paintstiks|
|Results of all of the rubbing plates being positioned next to each other and covering with a piece of black Kona. Be still my heart!!!|
|This picture is very washed out.... desert, sun, to excited to wait to take pictures. . . The contrast is much better in person. These will but cut out and made into stars :D|
I bought my rubbing plates and grip mat (this is put under the stamps/rubbing plate to keep them from moving around) at Dharma Trading Co. If you are interested in any kind of fiber art, this online shop is worth a visit! Shipping was fast and the prices are good. No affiliation here. Just a very happy customer after my first purchase!
As I said, the maple leaf quilt is finished. It needs to have its photo shoot and then I will post the finish. Look for that post later this week. I am now going to get Nod to Gees Bend basted and commence quilting :) Why not play more with those painted pieces? Well, the only downside for a more impatient type like myself is that the paints need to dry for 2-3 days! That seems like an eternity!! But then I will heat set them with my iron and those paints are permanent. Awesome!! :D
Linking up with Beth for MCM and Judy for DWM. Head over to these blogs for more inspiration!
Until next time, keep on quilting!