The image is from a Mexican Folk Art book and the process is a painted cloth, machine quilted and hand embroidered. I'm a big fan of Judy Coates Perez work and she has inspired me to explore painting on fabric.
Here we go:
|I draw the image on white fabric using a fine mechanical pencil|
|To paint I used tsukineko and jacquard textile paint|
|Whole cloth almost ready to be stitched. I added a border using 1" wide rectangles of assorted batiks|
Close up of art quilt
|Art quilt painted and stitched using my longarm quilting machine. I also added some hand embroidery in certain areas|
The quilt below won 1st Place at the CTQG 2011 Quilt Show in the art quilts category. I was thrilled!!
"Self Explanatory" 42" x 33"