For a patio for my quilt, I decided to paint the squares instead of piecing them
So first I found a fabric that sort of had a similar color and a bit of texture.
I drew my lines onto the paper side of freezer paper...and numbered them.
Then I cut the freezer paper apart on the lines and pressed them all down onto the right side of the fabric.
I pulled off a checkerboard pattern of the pieces; mixed paint in terra cotta and brown and dabbed the paint on with a sponge.
I let it dry and then put back those pieces and pulled off the others. This time I mixed the colors with a bit more brown, hoping that the finished piece would show a pattern. (I should have used a bit more).
When I quilt it I will define the lines a bit more, but I'm fairly peased with the results.
Here are a couple of books you might enjoy taking a look at....
Quilted Devotions by Lisa Cogar
This pretty new book has 24 Biblical Blocks featured as well as examples of setting them into quilts. Some of the blocks are traditional, and some brand new designs. I was really drawn to several of the blocks. It’s inspiring to see how well she has adapted her art to highlight her faith. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. You could make a large quilt or a small wall hanging.
It’s a Wrap II by Susan Breier
New baskets, purses, lids and handles. So inspiring! Using clothesline and fabric strips Susan teaches you to make beautiful projects of many varying designs. Looks like fun to me!
These are some happy students from a class for quilting the painted Hibiscus...5 of the students came back to quilt their painting. Here they are before the quilting process. Aren't their paintings pretty?