I took a Craftsy class recently about a painting a quilt. I am SO impressed with my results. (Although it looks better in pictures and on the wall then it does up close. ) This is definetly a technique I want to explore more. The problem is, for this quilt, I had someone telling me exactly what to paint where- I'm not sure I have the artistic sense to figure that out for myself.
However paint on quilts is definetly going to be something I do again!
This is the pictorial quilt appliqued and but not painted.
It is amazing how the paint transforms it. It is like a totally different thing.
I spent the day Saturday quilting it. I LOVE it. Which is unfortunate because as a practice quilt, I didn't use very good materials. The blue is super thin Walmart fabric, and while the backing fabric is actually brand name-high quality, it was grab bag material and a ridiculous choice (why would it matter? It goes on the wall- well, it makes it harder to bring to guild and such where it might be seen.)
This is my first time doing McTavishing. I still need some work with it, but I like it. Oddly, I did better with it with the Connecting Threads Essential (a thick cotton) than I did with the thin silk thread from the class at Pine Needles- maybe it is because it blends in, but I didn't get too much build up when I had to travel stitch. A few times I did need to cut my threads and start over- I just got TOO stuck, but I tried to limit that as much as possible.
I guess now I need to decide if I want to make this same flower again with better materials.