Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Stitch and Paint

I began doing a paint wash over already quilted (warm-up) samples of free-motion doodles.  I sometimes added further embellishments, and cut them down to 4"x6" postcards for friends.  They were fast and easily convertible to other designs.  At some point, I began using my own drawings beginning with simple-shapes, designed as an example to those who had never drawn anything before (fig. 1), to free-motion doodles (fig. 1, 2), to more elaborate drawings (fig. 3, 4).

(fig.1)          Abby's Block Garden            16"x20"
(fig.2)            Elizabeth's Garden               9"x12"
(fig.3)     Abby Picking Wildflowers     11"x11"
(fig.4)   Flowers for "E"  4"x6"