Madame Samm of Sew I Quilt has been hosting 'Wantobe Quilter' over at Sew WE Quilt. Each day from August 1 to October 29, she's had guest bloggers who've shared their talents, techniques and tutorials with the rest of us.
This tutorial on Colourque is one I tried today. Please don't compare my first attempt with any of the beautiful results Helen has over at her Colourque Gallery.
Here's what I did:
First I cut a piece of muslin and drew a pumpkin shape.
Then I colored in the design with colored pencils and tried to add some shading.
Then I painted over the colored pumpkin using a small paintbrush and textile medium.
After it dried, I added borders, sandwiched the piece with batting and backing and backstitched the pumpkin with 3 strands of variegated embroidery floss.
Then I added binding and hanging loops. Here it is finished.
Before I try this technique again, I plan to purchase some white-on-white fabric, find a ready-made design and practice the backstitch.
But now I have something 'Fall - Halloween-ish' to hang up.
Hope you had a good day.