Monday, June 17, 2013

Vulture quilt - part two



I got my fabric from Spoonflower, and here it is!  I ordered a yard, with the design printed out four times as fat quarters.  I only want to use one fat quarter for the current project, so I figured that this would give me four tries to get it right...I'm a little under-confident about painting it this time.



Here is one fat quarter ripped to size.  What you're looking at is my feather pattern from last week,  a digital line drawing which I rotated to create a radiating pattern.  The unprinted white lines are the feather shaft.  So here we go! 


1. Mix up watered down acrylics in the colors you want to use.  I went for sunset colors: deep gold, deep orange, red, red violet, violet, and blue violet.



2.  The colors will be slightly brighter/darker when the piece is wet, so don't be afraid.  I really don't have to be afraid, because I've got three more tries if this one messes up!



3. When the fabric is dry, iron it to set the colors.  As long as the iron is out, also iron the backing fabric and the batting.

Part one
Part two
Part three

Part four

Part five
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7 comments:

Rocky Cross Studio said...

How exciting and it looks wonderful! I love that place just received my first sample form them! Printed my Hippie Bird!!!

Cyndi L said...

Oh, I LOVE your quirky birds! Did you get it printed in color or in black and white?

Lynda said...

This is going to be really neat! I can see using Setacolors instead of the acrylics. Can't wait to see how this turns out.

Cyndi L said...

Oh absolutely, especially if you want the fabric to have a slightly softer hand!

Cherie Burbach said...

I'm fascinated by this project. I never would have thought to do this.

ACreativeDream June Crawford said...

It's looking great Cyndi, I can't wait to see where you take this!

Eileen Bergen said...

I've always thought it would be cool to design my own fabric ... just to try it at least once.

This looks lovely, Cyndi.

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