Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Splash of Color


This is the first in a series of fabric pictures I'm working on, using the fabric I hand painted a few weeks ago. This floral is fused, machine appliqued and stitched, and hand beaded. 
I love the colors that can be obtained from Setacolor transparent fabric paint. In this piece, I loosely painted flowers and leaves on white cotton, heat set the fabric, then cut out blossoms and arranged them in the painted vase. 

Maybe I was inspired by thoughts of the colorful flowers that will soon be blooming in our gardens!

10 comments:

Nan and =^..^= said...

Judy, that is so exquisite... the colors are beautiful, the feeling of spring is there.
Nan

Karen L R said...

Judy, very pretty! I've been wondering about that hand painted fabric! Do you applique through all three layers, or just onto your top? If you applique through just your top, how do you keep the fabric from being pulled down through the throat plate every once in a while? Thanks, KarenLR

Vicki W said...

Very pretty!

quiltcat said...

That is so pretty, and very painterly! and the handbeading really puts the icing on the cake, so to speak!

Pat said...

These flowers are LOVELY!!!!! And beautifully made too. I appreciate your comment on my dolls this evening too. You're doing wonderful work! Pat

StegArt said...

Wow, this turned out so beautiful!

Judy Hartman said...

Many thanks for your kind comments!
I loved getting absorbed in making this piece.
Karen, this is, and always has been, my applique technique: I fuse a thin piece of craft batting to the back of my foundation piece and build on that. I know my fabric art will never be washed, and it stabilizes it for machine applique. It's just my way of doing it.

seriously amused said...

I love your use of colours and details.

J

Chrissie Grace said...

These are beautiful!
You are very talented...

Anonymous said...

Judy, the picture is beautiful. Wish I had your talent.
Barbara