Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy Holidays - Painted, Quilted Window Coverings

I wanted to make some window coverings for the windows on either side of my front door.  (They're on the inside, don't let the wreath in the picture confuse you!)  It was time for something new -- so I decided to try painting some designs and then quilting them into 1 foot x 6 foot window coverings.

I found some pictures and traced them onto 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch fabric, then painted them, using a combination of acrylic paints, Sharpie color markers for fabric, and fabric markers.  I used a Textile Medium in the acrylic paints, it made the paint go onto the fabric smoother, and kept from getting too stiff.

After painting, I put red and gold borders on, sewed it together and did some basic quilt-in-the-ditch.  I may go back after Christmas and put some more quilting in the pictures.

 This was a really fun project, and went pretty quickly.

Happy Holidays everyone!


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