Monday, April 20, 2009

Easter/Spring fun!



I love to decorate, both my house and for all the holidays. I also love to have family and friends over and set a formal table, serve a huge meal and fellowship. This year I made this little quiltlette (as termed by Jane LaFazio) for this little wire hanger I found at Gingers Quilt shoppe. I painted the fabric with many different methods, using paints, inks, glue, tape, stamps LOL and anything else I could grab. I think it turned out great! If I do say so myself. I can only say that because it was just a miracle it turned out at all. I hated it at the beginning. Originally I used glue as a resist, not realizing that I would have to soak it for hours to remove it. I have since learned what kind of glue washes out easier. So in my frustration I decided to leave it, as I painted over it I loved the way the paint seemed to light up as I painted over it. I then decided to bead it, ok that didn't work out very well. Just incase you don't know, a needle will NOT go through dried glue. So I embellished with beads around the glue, in areas that I could and the glue wouldn't effect the overall design. This is one of my samples for my "Fabric Playday" class I teach. I am happy with it and used it for Easter with my bunnies. LOL


5 comments:

Beena said...

Your quilt has such an ethereal quality to it...so dreamy, and the colors and textures so soft. It is quite striking!

wooden hangers said...

Clothes Hangers

Nancy said...

You SHOULD be proud of this. So free and interesting! Full of spring color..and we need it so after this long winter! (It's snowing outside my window today) Thanks for brightening up my day!

Teri C said...

This is so absolutely beautiful!!!!

Joan said...

This looks great with the bunnies!!! It is so lovely and full of that spring feeling. I had to chuckle at your description of your work on this. Happily it came out great!

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