Thursday, July 31, 2014

Stitching onto Splashed Dots

Stitching onto dye painted fabric. Note these samples came from the created fabric that was shown in the last post.
Here is what I did with one of the 'splashed' piece of fabric I created. In case you try this dye technique yourself after splattering on dots of dye from a paint brush, I added some brush strokes of dye to the bottom. But most importantly I think, I enlarged some of the dots with brush strokes to create a compositional flow to each piece. This will be edged with a black stitched border for a textile card.

This is my first time adding only one piece of fabric to the painted fabric rather than piecing it. I love the modern look of the black and white fabric. Here is the 'mini quilt' alias 'mug rug' with a turquoise border.

Here is another 'Blueberry' mug rug with a black print border.

This 'Blueberry' mug rug is off to it's new home. Note the pieced quilt as you go side piece.
 Which style of 'Blueberry' mug rug do you like best?

I was thrilled to see one of the 'light house' panels I created for Quilt Canada 2012, (Halifax) being sewn and hand quilted into an amazing wall hanging by Lesley from Cape Breton Island. Check it out at 'The Cuddle Quilters' blog here . Wonderful Lesley!


Win Dinn, Artist said...

I'm hard pressed to choose a favourite mug rug style, Eileen - they're both so charming. And I love what you've done with those painted speckles and stitching!

HollyM said...

I can't decide which one I like. They're both beautiful! May I ask what you sell them for?

HollyM said...

I like what you've done with the splashes too, I meant to add. I saw this somewhere recently done with paint which interested me.

Watercolour and Textile Artist, Eileen Gidman said...

Holly, I sell them for $25.00.