Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Painting & Detailing

Brenda brought her box of paints and supplies to help me paint the final "house quilt" blocks. On Friday afternoon, we applied the primer coat and that evening, we selected block patterns from Google images and drafted the designs on the primed blocks.

Saturday, after the Fiber Guild meeting, we settled in to paint the Spring, Autumn, and Winter quilt blocks.
Brenda begins by painting the individual tulips
July 2017
Brenda worked on the Spring block, and I worked on the Winter and Autumn blocks, painting the large design areas. Brenda later added stitching and fabric details to the blocks.
Spring and Winter blocks ready for finer details
Brenda asked me what kind(s) of details I wanted added to the individual blocks. I thought the Winter block needed to resemble plaid fabric.
Brenda begins to add lines to resemble plaid
to the Winter Bear Paw design 
Before she left on Sunday morning, Brenda added a clear protective coating to the three finished blocks.
Brenda adds a clear protective covering to the house "quilt blocks"
Spring Flower Basket
House Quilt Block - 16" square
July 2017
Autumn Maple Leaf
House Quilt Block - 16" square
July 2017
Winter Bear Paw
House Quilt Block - 16" square
July 2017
I love the blocks, and I'm thrilled that Brenda brought her paints and supplies because I doubt I would have finished them this quickly.


12 comments:

  1. Wow! The extra details make all the difference for your house quilts! I'd be thrilled, too, with the results!

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  2. Those turned out great! What fun to have someone help, too.

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  3. Brenda sure is a good friend! The blocks are very cool. Are you going to display them on the exterior of your house?

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  4. They are AMAZING. Beautiful work by BOTH of you. Where will you hang them?

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  5. These are fabulous! The details really make a difference. The one I painted has stayed plain, so far. But I haven't put a protective coat over it yet because I keep thinking it needs something else. Maybe some stitching lines.

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  6. The Winter Bear paw with plaid accents is perfect. Fun project to watch being created Nancy

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  7. Great blocks Nancy! Love them.

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  8. Such an amazing transformation! It's kind of like when I do a Crosstitch project. I think it looks just fine, and then I add the back stitching and outlining and it's beautiful. Everything pops! That's what your blocks are like. I thought they looked just fine before, but with the added details they are absolutely stunning. Blessings, Betsy

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  9. Great result. You make it look so easy.

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  10. OMG -- I have some of that red plaid! Ha, well something very much like it! Your blocks look FABULOUS. How lucky you are to have a talented painter in the family! Now to see how they look up (on an indoor wall? Outdoors? -- I can't remember what your plan is.) I bet you had a great time this past weekend.

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  11. Wonderful! I went to an evening class a while back, mine is still in progress:)

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  12. What a fun project and they turned out beautifully! Our extension quilting group is starting a quilt trail with quilt blocks. I have been unable to attend, but hope to make one at some point. They are presently displayed at the fair grounds, but will them be dispersed to various businesses who are interested in sponsoring the program.

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