Sunday, October 16, 2011

I am not an artist...

Nor do I play one on TV.  But I do like to try new things.

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.


Denise :) said...

Pat, I don't believe you can make that claim anymore ... you are indeed an artist! Brava and well done!!!

Heike's quilts and socks said...

Pat, that is beautiful. It looks wonderful - you are an artist.

Sue Clark said...

An "artist" is one who creates. You are definitely an artist!