Sara's Doodling - Doodling around with Thread and Paint
When we got this theme I initially thought about free motion doodling. I talked myself out of it and thought I of a seismograph and the seismic field workers but then this happened! In preparation for my class at Quilting Adventures, I had to prepare an 18 inch square of quilted muslin. I responded to this task using my general overkill approach. I loaded about 2 1/2 yards of muslin onto my quilting machine and spent several days quilting on it in every way I could think out using up almost all of my partially filled bobbins. I cut out my 18 inch quilted sandwich and took it and the rest of the quilt with me to class. The class was taught by Leslie Tucker Jenison using a combination of her techniques and those of Yvonne Porcella. Leslie brought a large variety of paints and surface design tools. She showed us the difference between applying paint to a dry quilt and to a pre-wetted quilt. I was really pleased that I brought the entire piece; I got to experiment and share with my friends. This quilt is a 12 inch piece of my quilted doodling that was painted dry with acrylic paint.