Last Friday a couple of my friends came over and we sat out back by the lake and painted fabric.
I had set up some tables and covered them with plastic and we didn't have to worry about any spills or paint drips getting on the grass.
It was a beautiful day and we had a nice breeze coming in from across the lake. Today I played around with one of the pieces of fabric I had painted.
First I sanded it lightly with super fine sandpaper until it was smooth and looked like leather.
Then I covered it with a plain piece of scrap muslin and ironed it on both sides. Then after layering it with batting and a backing fabric I began to machine quilt it.
The wind was still blowing as I tried to take pictures.
I enjoyed the experimental aspect of this- I have never painted a quilt before- only dolls and I do love the way the acrylic paint behaves after it's sanded- it sews so easily and the pressure foot just glides over it!
I wanted to be ready for Mini Quilt Monday- a new Flickr Group I just joined that is hostessed by the very talented Malka Dubrawsky of A Stitch In Dye Blog, so I spent a few hours before we went to see Star Trek (which was awesome!) and am ready to consider how to bind this up and be done with it!
That's the back which I think is as interesting as the front.
I like the simplicity.
It measures 20 1/2 x 15".
Anyway, I hope you all had a wonderful Mom's Day- tomorrow it's back to doing the dishes and laundry and grocery shopping and all the drudgery....
and a little bit of time for sewing, crocheting or playing if we're lucky- right?
love and stitches,