In reference to your quilting supplies or projects, do you ever get asked, "What are you going to do with that?" I want to screammmmmmm "it doesn't matter"......it is making me happy!!!
Often after our Fiber Junkies monthly meetings, the results of our play day are interesting, yet I have no clue what to do with them. BUT....do I care.....nope!! I loved every minute of the day with the girls whether or not a masterpiece or an immediate use is the outcome.
Denny and Kate went the extra mile this month by preparing pre-quilted fabric for us to work on, as well as testing various methods ahead of time. Denny saves everything, wisely even the trimmed sections of quilted pieces. She stitched units together and brought a pile for our use.Kate does a lot of testing and warming up when she machine quilts. These pieces were serged for us to use.....what great pals!!!
Here's a piece Denny and Kate prepared....they coated the surface with a variety of mediums.....thinned glue, matte medium, acrylic paint, etc. The conclusion was that latex house paint...yes house paint, did the best job of sealing the fabric....in preparation for the next step.
This is the back side of that piece.....despite stating clearly on my workshop supply list.....to bring SOLID fabric....not mottled.....each and every class.....someone didn't read or believe it. It's very evident here how poorly the motifs appear on this type of fabric.
Okay....back on subject.....we began by laying a thin layer of latex house paint on pre-quilted fabric. The idea is to have a foundation of paint that seals the fibers to enable further paint layers from soaking into the fabric.The paint layers are added with foam rollers, foam brushes, & textured rollers....as many or as few as you please. Further interest can be added by stamping or drawing with paint brushes.
I lost count of how many layers and dabs of paint I put on this piece.....but it was certainly many, many. Finally, I was happy with it. Eventually, a purpose will develop.
Stay tuned.....there's more to come.....