|A World of Their Own|
Here is a quilt that I painted with Tsukineko Inks in a class with Patt Blair in April at the Empty Spools Seminar in Asilomar, California.
I always knew I wanted to make a quilt from this picture and when Patt told us we could use one of our own photographs for this class, I knew right away that it was going to be this one.
This is my grandson Mackenzie, when about 9 or 10 years old (he is now 21) and my niece's dog, Bailey sitting on the front of our pontoon boat.
A couple pictures of work in progress:
The painting part of this quilt was done in class. I have tried painting on fabric before and I this is my favourite by far.
I quilted it pretty heavily using three different threads. A variegated YLI Variations for Bailey, the dog, several WonderFil Rayons and Invisafil for Mackie and Valdani Hand-Overdyed for the water.
|back of quilt|
It took a while to get the nerve to get started with the quilting but then it all flowed really well.
I decided to use the sleeve as my label. I tried this on a quilt recently and liked the result.
|label on sleeve|
I am so pleased with the way this quilt turned out, I love it.
It was the best workshop ever with a wonderful fun teacher, at a great location. I went with three friends from Canada and a good time was had by all.
Thanks to Patt Blair for sharing so much with us and a very enjoyable week at Empty Spools Seminar.
And here is Patt with her beautiful mountain lion painted quilt. The quilting is amazing.
Quilt Name: A World of Their Own
Description: Hand painted wholecloth
Size: 24” x 16”
Fabrics: 100% cotton
Predominant colours: Blue, Yellow
Construction Techniques: Hand painted Wholecloth with Tsukineko Inks
Back: Snow Dyed cotton
Edge finish: Double fold french binding
Quilting: Free motion quilted on Domestic Machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Label: Machine programmed and stitched on label
Date completed: June 2012
Inspiration: Patt Blair in workshop
Maker: Terry Whyte