|"BlueCatRedApples" thread painting|
The blue cat is one of my regular motifs...he also appears as "Jazz Cat" (in my book,Thread Painting Made Easy) and "Domestic Cat" (in my book,Enhance Your Quilt-Embellish). You can find a pattern for him on Havel's Scissors website. This time, he lazes on a fancy balcony with apples floating all around him.
|Black and White Drawing for Thread Painting|
|Heavily Stitched Thread Painting|
|STAR Threads Close Up|
I used Rit Dye to color the fabric a warm yellow. I love this color.
|Thread Paint on Open Weave Cotton|
I stitched a light allover design of flowery leaves in the background. This reduced the amount of distortion caused by the heavy stitching. So, the initial design included this background idea (technique)to help prevent distortion.
When I quilt a thread painting, I use the same technique of moving the fabric under the needle on a domestic Bernina sewing machine as I do for thread painting. My two friends invented the things I needed to accomplish this.
|Original Invented and Sold by Pat|
|Sharon Invented this Halo! Genius!|
Sharon Schamber invented the Halo. I can't quilt for nothing without these two items. The result is that my thread painting and my quilting is very similar work and this makes me very happy.
|Thread Painting is What I Do|
Then, I quilted intertwining my lines of quilting and stitching. It is difficult to distinguish the thread painting from the quilting. This is my intention. This technique brings all the design elements into the same kind of textural plane. This produces an embroidered, quilted tapestry.
I like this quilt. I bound it in red fabric and it is hanging in my "Drawing Room".