A finished quilt is always a happy occasion. I thought I'd share the process with you.

It will take a couple of posts to get the stages in. This is a photo I took of my Granddaughter, Amy as she comforted Little Keith.

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First the sketch, this is under the white fabric. It will be my painting guide.

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Next, I add shadowing with paint on wet fabric, it spreads and fills in the area nicely.

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When dry, background and outlining is done with dark colors.

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I try to add a little color to see what will happen and it starts to come to life.

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More details added

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finally you can see things really taking shape.

Then I add lots of thread and quilt the whole thing. It's finally done!

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