At our September Fiber Junkies meeting, we worked with house paint, applying it to previous quilted designs. Here's the post.This is one of my whole cloth trapunto stencil designs that was machine quilted with metallic thread. The transformation began with a coat of off white house paint. Then, after numerous applications of other colors.....the results was quite pleasing.
Eventually this piece was unearthed. It's a dense cotton that was sun printed. The sun didn't cooperate the day I did this so I had been disappointed in the results. The (sort or) circles were created using stickers as a resist.
After applying a double fold binding, it still seemed a bit lacking.So with metallic thread, I hand stitched some diagonal lines along the binding that met some of the quilted design lines. I took them off after sewing two sides.
Instead, working with a heavier Maderia metallic embroidery thread, lines are stitched in only a few areas of the binding. See below...click to enlarge.
OAK LEAVES 12" x 11"
Artist machine quilted and painted cotton.