Well, in between shopping, wrapping, and holiday events I've been working on my final quilt of the year (I think it will be). It is a piece due for an invitational and I have been looking forward to working on it for a while. The 'Summer' piece is about a romp in the woods... Everything was progressing well but there was a need for a special fabric to represent the birch trees that are featured.
The following are photos of the surface design process I used to create my own birch tree fabric.
I started with white velveteen that I cut to fit and taped to a foam swimming noodle.
Then I mixed up fabric paints and brushed on some larger spots.
Donning gloves, I placed string into the paint and proceeded to using the string to apply the paint.
I then removed the fabric from the form and hung to dry.
Lastly, before using the fabric I heat set the paint. The fabric is working out well...
Back to holiday, fun for a bit!