Mexican Bird – Paint by NumbersJune 5, 2016 at 2:51 pm | Posted in Patchwork, Quilting | 7 Comments
I’ve got quite a few pictures to show you, but very little blogging time at the moment. I’ve been busy on the Mexican Bird Project, though, with what turned out to be a case of “Paint by Numbers”.
So, here’s a gallery of progress pictures going from a sketch on fabric to a quilted and painted piece. Sorry for the wonky and occasionally blurry pictures – the lighting conditions were not always ideal.
I ended up using the Inktense blocks like watercolours, which gives the quilt the impression of being painted rather than drawn, which I like. I managed to get away with very little bleeding, after being worried about that with my samples.
Currently I’m adding the quilting that goes on top of the paint, and then I’ll need to pick the right colour for the binding.