Sunday, October 12, 2008

Squares Paper Quilt



I just finished another paper quilt today - this one is from my last lesson in Terri Stegmiller's class, Paper Quilting Explorations. The top is all paper - no fabric at all. It has Peltex (a stiff interfacing) between the layers, and a fabric backing. The background is watercolor paper that I painted with watercolors. The squares are a variety of papers - watercolor paper, handmade papers (some commercial, some my own), old book pages, layers of tissue paper, brown lunch sack. I used a variety of coloring methods as well. I'm learning that my favorite papers usually are colored with some type of watercolor - liquid, spray, Twinkling H2O, or crayon. A few of the squares have acrylic paint or walnut ink, and all are edged with stamping ink. Then the squares are free-motion sewn to the background. I tied on the buttons with embroidery floss, and the binding is a brown paper lunch sack that I crumpled up, flattened out, then painted the high spots with Lumiere paints. I fused some Misty fuse onto the back, cut it into strips, fused it to the edges of the quilt, then stitched. It was a lot of fun to put together.

5 comments:

StegArt said...

It looks great Cheryl! I love the color combo you used.

Sandy..... said...

I love the colors of this and being that's its paper, too, it reminds me of "inchies" which I'm addicted to making!

Oh and by the way...

I've been tagged for the very first time, and I was double tagged at that! (see my blog for details).

Tag! You're it!

Julie Bagamary said...

This is really cute. I like the balanced asymetry.

Maria said...

This is very pretty! Love the colors and the composition!

freebird said...

It turned out really nice. Soft yet bright.