Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Green quilt taking a bath

Yesterday I finished quilting the green trapunto quilt with the dogwood blossoms in the center. Now it is having its second soak in the bathtub to remove the water-soluble thread and the markings. When I took it out the first time, the water was peacock blue. I think this is from some of my painted fabrics that I made years ago with Setacolor paint. Anyway, I will probably end up painting the quilted motifs in this one. The green areas that are not trapuntoed are not as bright as I would like, and some of the other quilts I have made with this technique look much better after painting. I will post a pic when it is dry. See examples below:

"Spring Greens"

This one had lime green felt under white batiste and cutaway trapunto. On my current project I used lime green velour instead.

"Summer Jewels"
I had to change the name of this one after painting. At first I called it "Pastel Jewels." The colored flowers on the pre-painting photo are colored felt trapunto under white batiste top.

"Something Girly"
I really did not want to paint this one, because it is much larger than the first two. But, in the soaking process, some yellow dye went into the white areas and would not come out. The painting was to cover that boo-boo, but I think it really made this quilt come to life. I used Tsukineko inks and colored pencils to fill in the quilted flowers, leaves, and swirls.


Vicki W said...

You really have your painting technique mastered! These all look great.

katepang said...

Wow, I love the colours. Somehow managed to stumble my way into your blog - I haven't seen it before, but I think I have seen some of your work in a magazine?

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Thank you, Vicki and Kate! No, I don't think I have ever been published in a magazine. If you saw the picture of the A-Muse-ing Violette, that was inspired by a drawing for a Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine challenge. Sadly, my offering was not published. Maybe some day? Please come back and visit my blog again.

Michelle said...

These are beautiful, Jeanne! I hope I get to see them in person. Nice job! Michelle

Clevelandgurlie said...

Jeanne, what did you use to paint summer jewels?

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Cathie, I used Tsukineko inks for Summer Jewels and all of the painted quilts. Thanks to you and Michelle for reading my blog!