Creative Quilting techniques used: fabric painting (p. 145); beading (p. 218); hand dye (p.237)
The source for this quilt was the Colours of the Indus exhibition I visited a few years ago. I loved the pink and blue colours of the textiles from that area and the lovely teardrop or Paisley designs also from the area.
I hand dyed the background fabric, masked the geometric and teardrop design with freezer paper and masking tape and free motion quilted the non masked areas. I then over painted the quilted area with blue acrylic paint using a roller. I hand beaded the piece.
Taking part in the Journal Quilt project over the past 4 years has helped me grow as an artist. Had I not participated in the project I would never have had the courage to enter my first Judged/Juried competition this year.