Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Paper Quilting



I finished this little paper quilt over the weekend while at my quilting retreat. I had made the fabric-backed paper earlier in the week (I'm taking Terri Stegmiller's Paper Quilting Explorations, which is a great class). I started with muslin, brushed on watered-down Elmer's School Glue, added white tissue paper, added more glue, then painted it while it was still wet. There are other ways of making the fabric paper, but this is the way Terri teaches it. After it's finished, you can use it the same way you'd used either fabric or paper. I made some in blue, green, and red, and used them for this little quilt.

It was so much fun that I decided to make some artist trading cards in a similar theme. I will be using 6 of these for a swap in my Creating Chaos Swap Group. The theme of the swap is experiment (you need try something new, and fabric paper is new to me). Another one is for a private swap I'm doing with Anna.

5 comments:

Marsha said...

CUTE!!! Your little quilt looks so happy. I love it. :-)

StegArt said...

Great results Cheryl! Those ATCs are wonderful as well....the added swirls are a great addition.

Julie Bagamary said...

Nice colors and very cute! Are the flowers paper fabric too?

Scrappy Cat said...

julie bagamary - yes, the flowers are fabric paper too. Thanks for your comment.

Melinda Cornish said...

I love these......fabric paper is os fun to make and use....these are so happy....Melinda