Sunday, January 23, 2011

"My Tweets" Block 1

Those of you who know me, know that I rarely use patterns created by others, but this year I have decided to take on my very first BOM. Erin Russek over at One Piece at a Time is hosting a block of the month called "My Tweets" .......an applique quilt featuring lots of birds, flowers and vines.
Now, of course, you know I am not going to do exactly what everyone else is doing. While I really enjoy hand applique I also want to draw, paint, ink, bead............and well you get the idea. I began block one with some paints, inks and brushesOnce I had the image completely painted I added applique here and there.
I want to wait until I have several blocks to this stage before deciding how "finished" this is. I am looking forward to seeing how this will evolve over the next 12 months.

16 comments:

fabriquefantastique said...

looks as if you are enjoying this...

West Michigan Quilter said...

Absolutely beautiful! What an inspiration.

Kim said...

Is this why you needed all that fabric washed? This is going to be beautiful....so you are just using the quilt along for inspiration....what a cool idea.....I wish my brain worked like yours :0)

Happy sewing

Clare Wassermann said...

aha I like that combination of paint and applique. Lovely rich colours too x

Sherri said...

I am working hard to give myself permission to not be AS exact to the patterns too. I am following the hand applique' methods though, because I need to learn how to do that better. I posted my progress on my blog today too! Maybe we are related??? lol

Isn't it neat how everyone interprets their project? Of course yours is awesome, as all your works are that you post!

So you are painting each block? kinda sorta?

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

well then, so this is what all that white fabric is for! I knew it was going to be something fabulous and I'm glad I did not have to wait long. This will be inspiring to watch come alive as you go!

Maggie A said...

Just gorgeous.

Robbie said...

Your block is wonderful!! As is your workmanship!!!! Very, very nice. anxious to see how you end up working all these blocks in another piece of art!

Mishka said...

Wow, Jill it's gorgeous!!

Melissa said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Karen S said...

Ooh -- I like the shading. Nice work. I like the fabric you're painting on -- you had a good idea to use that soft print to paint on.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a fabulous idea to paint the BOM! It looks wonderful!

Feather on a Wire said...

Don't know how I've missed your blog before, really lovely work. I want to come back see more of you stencilling and colouring. Love the birds!

tich said...

That looks gorgeous. I have been looking at this quilt too, but I really must not start anything else!!

Teresa said...

Your block is awe-some! I would not expect less! As for following the crowd, follow your spirit instead. You have talent, let it shine!

Petit Design Co. said...

yay I found your blog! so I was the one asking a few questions on flickr. So I want to pick your brain a bit more. The paints you mentioned, do you mix them with the textile color before you paint or add the textile color after? Also do you find that you have bleeding because of the nature of the fabric? Form your pics it doesn't look like you have bleeding!

I love looking at your block.

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