Sunday, July 19, 2009

Using painted patches

Here's the block I made for the county fair. It was done, except for the painting, in exactly one week. I had a big project that I wanted to do for the fair, then decided that wasn't going to get done, so I started the smaller black and white project with the angel drawing in it. Then I decided that wasn't going to get done in time, so I started this and determined to finish it come hell or high water. It is in the hands of the county fair judges now.

This is my summer block for the Seasons block share on CQ for Newbies. We piece a block and embellish about 1/2 of it, then it gets swapped for another stitcher's block and we finish theirs as they finish ours. I called this "Hot Summer Night" then realized I used morning glories in a night block. Oh well.....

8 comments:

Gerry said...

Janet, your fair block is just lovely. Really nice seam treatments on the borders.

Your fabric painting is VERY impressive. The carousel horse is fantastic!

M. Regina said...

Hello, Jane, brsuyigul blocks. I love crazy quilting.hugs from Brasil

Susan/CqLily said...

My goodness, Janet! Wow...I am so impressed with the painting! I knew your stitching is beautiful, but add to that a painter! Congratulations!

Judy S. said...

Very nice, Janet! I love the morning glories! You are quite the gifted painter. Hope you're sitting down as I finally finished piecing my purse....now to stitch it.

PS I hope you win a blue ribbon!

Lauri said...

Hey QQ

Great job!!! I love the colors on your summer block. The piece for the fair is awesome.
we need to do something together soon.
Drop me a line
Lauruuuu

Thelma said...

You should win first place with that stunning block Janet! Your work on both blocks are awesome!

Aida Costa said...

Beautiful colours!!! That block is amazing.

Maddie Can Fly said...

WOW! Where have I been? I did not know you were painting these motifs. I absolutely love that owl -- I have a "thing" for owls. Great job! What kind of paints do you use? How does the fabric feel afterward? Do you seal them with anything?