Mexican Bird – Paint by Numbers

June 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.

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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.




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  1. It’s a lovely piece, and such a good idea to take photos of its progress for this slide show. I look forward to seeing it finished.

  2. Gorgeous work!

  3. Really lovely colours and I enjoyed the slide show.

  4. Wow, it’s looking amazing!

  5. Very pretty šŸ™‚ Curious to know how you got the painted effect.

  6. This is coming along beautifully. Maybe you’ll be able to find a print for the binding that has all (or most) of the colors in the piece in it?

  7. […] Paint by Numbers […]

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