Painted quilt – Dragonfly in Spring

I’ve always liked painting and when I first saw some of Irena Bluhm’s quilts, I was fascinated with the process.  While in Milwaukee at the Showcase last August, I picked up a sample dragonfly from her and talked with her about the process.  I purchased some Prismacolor pencils, some brushes and a bottle of Delta Ceramcoat textile medium.  I found that the textile medium really blended the color and pushed it around some.  I lid how the dragonfly turned out, but didn’t want it to be just an orphan block, so I created two flower panels and added trapunto to them.  I also cut away the batting from around the dragonfly block to give it trapunto also.  I then arranged them together with purple and yellow fabric.  I like how it turned out – now to find a place to display it!  I think I’ll try this again, I may want to try some different paint mediums though. 


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