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.
This 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