This started life as an Amish style wall quilt made with left over corners from pillows I used to make and sell. That was too long ago to think about. Somewhere over the years as it lived in a closet it ended up in the laundry and came out crinkled and wrinkled in the way of 100% cotton quilts..
A couple of years ago I decided to use it as a practice piece for discharging and adding color back…yuck, it was a hot mess….then I started adding free motion quilting even though it was already hand quilted. When my friend Liz H. came last week to play for the day I pulled this piece out of storage and began covering it with white acrylic paint to add emphasis to the crinkles and quilted lines. Suddenly I started liking where it was going.
I’ve been adding color back into the piece with fabric paints, oil pastels and who knows what will strike my fancy.There is a lot left to do but I think this deserves to be completed in its new life. I get in a zone when I paint so this might get finished sooner rather than later.
If you would like to see more quilt art WIPs, check out Nina-Marie’s blog . This is her first link party and you all are invited to join the fun.