Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Christmas quilts from my stash - 2

The second in my series of Christmas quilts is the painted stained glass quilt.
I made this quilt based on a piece of real stained glass
As you can see it is a very small piece. It was once attached to a holder (the reason there is a round hole at the bottom) for a tea light.

The quilt is larger and measures 29 x 40 cm. I painted the off white cotton with acrylic fabric paint and then set the paint with a warm iron. The outlines were quilted in black. The front was folded to the back and a backing was stitched on. There is no border, nor a binding.

19 comments:

  1. It is quite pretty regardless of technique. These days you can use fused fabrics and iron-on bias but I can't think it would be any prettier.

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    1. Painting a whole cloth quilt top before quilting is a 'smart' way to get quick results! Perfect for the lazy quilter!

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  2. Very pretty and so much like the small window.

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    1. I made this quilt is about 15 years ago, and can't remember for sure but I think I used a zoomed up xerox copy. The lazy quilter!

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  3. this is lovely, did not know you painted as well Queenie, a very nice addition to your Xmas decorations

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    1. I started making painted quilts some 15-20 years ago. It is such a short-cut to having a quilt finished in no time! The lazy quilter!

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  4. The quilt is beautiful, I like the nice bright colours especially the red, it makes a lovely Christmas decoration!

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    1. Well, red IS the Christmas colour, isn't it?

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  5. Such a beautiful quilt! Great idea to use acrylic paint, a quick way to make a quilt (or a fabric book page like I did this year).

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    1. There is not one single seam to deal with, there is no bulk and the quilting is done in a jiffy. Great idea for the lazy quilter!

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  6. What a wonderful quilt! The bright colours give the quilt a special touch! Great dyeing job, Queenie!

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    1. Yes, it is very Christmassy in the colour range, isn't it!

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  7. The flowers zing. A cathedral window next perhaps?

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    1. Yes, that is another good idea. Cheat-quilting by painting the piece work is a smart way to do very complicated patterns. Just the ticket for the lazy quilter!

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  8. What a lovely decoration. One that can be used each year.

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    1. It is small enough to be stored for most of the year, then taken out and enjoyed for a the Christmas season.
      Tomorrow I will show one of the bulky quilts that take up so much storage space in the wardrobe.

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  9. Beautiful quilt with so bright colors

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  10. Beautiful quilt! And all an original by Queenie makes it even more special.

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