Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Doodling with Ink, Thread & Crayons

The #36 prompt word is Feather.

Early on in the going, I doodled the feather shown on the left for the #11 word prompt, Light.....as in 'light as a feather' so I would need to come up with something a little different.

I have been wanting to try my hand at quilting feathers and of course I will take any opportunity to work on my free motion quilting skills.

So first I doodled the feather in ink.

Next I quilted it using my new Janome 6600p

........and finally I added colour with pencil and crayons.
I prefer to use the crayons over pencil for laying down colour. The colour goes on much easier with less "pulling" on the fabric. I also find that they blend much nicer.

After the colour was added, a paint brush was used to put a layer of textile medium over top. This step prevents the colour from rubbing off and allows for the piece to be safely, albeit, gently laundered.

Jaye at ArtQuiltmaker has set up a flickr page where you can see many of the CPP responses, you can see all of my doodles here


Clare Wassermann said...

your free quilting is wonderful and I love the shaded orange to yellow

Quilt Hollow said...

I would love to have one of those blocks framed! It's just wonderful!

Dorothy V said...

As always, your work amazes me! The quilting on your block is fantastic and the your method of colouring the block inspires me to pick up a new box of crayons!

swissquilter said...

I love you doodling but more I love your free quilting. It's georgous.
Edith from Switzerland

Royce said...

Do you transfer your drawing to the fabric prior to doing the free motion or just start sewing? Your quilting is very inspiring.

West Michigan Quilter said...

How beautiful. I've been following you doodling and have been intrigued. Now that I see what you are doing with it...well it's just awesome.

Sherri D said...

VERY impressive! You have more patience than I do when it comes to machine quilting too. lol

Diane J. Evans said...

Your quilting is AMAZING, and I can't believe the difference that adding crayons has made to the finished piece. You are truly a quilt artist in every sense of the word, Jill.


Rosalind said...

Lovely-----and good fun :o)

What brand of pencils do you use?

Have you tried the Derwent Inktense pencils? Using a damp brush turns them into ink that is permanent.Graphitint ones are more subtle.

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