Friday, September 27, 2013

Kid Painted Quilt #2 - Throwing Paint



You might remember my girls throwing paint at fabric this summer. Here is what the fabric looked like after we had washed & dried it.


Many of you might not see my vision here - but I decided I wanted to try to piece together curves. I used the Drunkard's Path block - I found this great tutorial at Stitched by Crystal. These blocks were very quick easy to make.  

I liked the circles layout to begin with - the design made me think of moons & planets.


 But in the end I settled on this design.


I am very pleased with this quilt - for a couple of reasons. I really love the fabric the girls made and the way it looks in the quilt against the bright white.


I feel like I pieced the blocks together well & accurately.


And I have conquered my fear of free motion feathers. I have feathers on a curves & bends, feathers in corners - feathers in the middle of other feathers. This quilt is covered in feathers.



Some of my feathers are not perfect - but on the whole they have improved so much. You might remember my feather peacock - which was obviously a good exercise and helped me learn some skills.


Once you have the feather pattern down - you can cover the quilt really quickly. Although I have to constantly remind myself to slow down - speed seems to be my biggest enemy when it comes to free motion quilting. 


I am really liking these little projects with the girls. They provide fun activities for us. They give me something to work with that the girls created. And they give me valuable practice in piecing & quilting skills.


Our other kid painted fabric projects this summer have included:


4 comments:

Sue said...

That is so pretty. I didn't imagine anything so delicate looking when I saw the original painting. Well done Mom and small artists.

Asia Citro said...

So beautiful! As usual. ;)

Rachael Dorr said...

Unfortunately we are struggling with the sprayed fabric - the paint is way too thick ... debating a re-make on that one!

Rachael Dorr said...

Thanks Asia ;-)

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