Wednesday, January 16, 2008


When I took my Mom to her Eye Dr's appointment yesterday, I brought along the most recent issue of Quilting Arts magazine. I hadn't had a chance to totally devour it due to the holidays, so I thought I might have some time while waiting on Mom. Judy Coates Perez had a great article about painting on quilt batting, so I had to go home and try it yesterday afternoon. I painted the little bug using fabric paints (mostly Setacolors) and then noticed that I had a few Procion dyes mixed up and I thought I'd see what they did: hence the whispy lines around the bug. I went out to the studio this morning to check on the drying of the various pieces of batting that I had fiddled with, and found the bug to be dry. WooHoo! So, I quilted her up and here she is:

I've once again used Terry Grant's edge finishing method, which works like a dream on the batting. The forecast is for snow, sleet, and freezing rain for the next 12-24 hours, so I am planning to bead this little bug if we should lose power. Until then, I'll sew as much as I possibly can.

I think that the painted batting might be a very effective way to convey a drought background on Preserve and Protect, so that is my current plan.



Eva Hagbjärn said...

Cute little bug!
I hope your headache is gone by now.

Kram Eva

Karen Hall said...

Nice little bug - hope you are well recovered from your "little bug" sounds like you have been having a rough old time

Gerrie said...

You amaze me with your energy. You just keep on going, like the energizer bunny!

Nellie's Needles said...

How fun! the result and the process!