A New Challenge

Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

I recently purchased a new book, “Painted Applique: A New Approach” by Linda M Poole, published by AQS.  I had also purchased some Derwent Inktense pencils after seeing what some people are doing with surface design on fabric.  Linda has a great section with clear directions on how to use the pencils.  These designs are from her book and the squares are from her book also.

painted appliqueThis is a small piece, approximately 20 x 42″.  The background fabric is commercially manufactured batik.  The birds and dragonfly are painted on plain fabric and appliqued to the squares.  I really appreciated Linda’s clear directions and her patterns are fun too!  I will definitely add these tools to my arsenal!

Finished Mar 2014, hand and machine appliqued, hand quilted



Filed under applique, hand applique, hand quilting, Inktense pencils, machine applique, quilting, surface design

11 responses to “A New Challenge

  1. I am so loving that!!! I’ve been thinking about how much fun it would be to add color to some of the whole cloth stitching I do. I am not all that familiar with Inktense pencils. Will have to investigate for sure!!! Thanks so very much for the great post!!!!!!!

  2. Jo

    Beautiful. Does this get a medium sealer after coloring?

  3. Wow! You have really taken to the new skills with Inktense. I have their watercolor pencils (so fun and easy!) but haven’t tried these — yet! B-U-T-ful quilt!

  4. I love it how one can combine so many different skills into a quilt. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. These are beautiful, and your skill is astounding. (I never got the “drawing gene.”) I loved see in them, and was happy you put a big photo on so I could click on it and see it closer up. Really, really lovely!

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