Monday, August 15, 2011

Orvieto Quilt Finished

This is the quilted top once the freezer paper was removed and here is the back. The Handiquilter Sweet 16 made it all so easy. It was hard to stop
I then tested a few paints and discharge products on samples but decided against the discharge and decided a transparent paint would be best (but not too diluted). I used Prochem Profab paints with a transparent base and a touch of the opalescent base.
I painted it first with a pale brown but it was too pale so did it again with a darker green. 
However layering the two layers really negated the transparency so it now is more opaque. It was lovely sitting out in the garden painting for a few hours.
 So here it is finished and I really like it.
 It will be on display at my Textured Treasures Exhibition in Houston.

12 comments:

Ros said...

I am so glad this is the year I've decided to go to Houston Quilt Show, it's going to be good to see your work up close after the temptations you'be posted on your blog. thanks for the birthday wishes earlier in the month.

Lisa D. said...

Love the quilt and I am blown away by your quilting. How did you do that? Is the quilting an original design or a template?

Vicki W said...

I love it!

Lorraine said...

Lisa
This looks fantastic. Thanks for showing
Lorraine

Robbie said...

This turned out wonderful!! i'm so glad you posted the finished piece to show us!! Wonderful!

essay writing said...

Wonderful!

Heather said...

Everything about your quilt is beautiful - what a clever lady you are.

Sue in Melbourne said...

Oh how beautiful Lisa. I love it! So inspiring.

Sarah Ann Smith said...

Stunning and well done! I really like the green even if you did lose the translucency! Cheers, Sarah

Lisar said...

Your quilt is just beautiful Lisa...I am counting my days till I head off to Orvieto myself...and am even thinking and wondering if I should perhaps plan to go again next year for your class!!!

Judy said...

Hi! Lisa,

Beautiful quilt, and love the embellishing with paint.

makehasteslowly said...

The quilt is gorgeous Lisa. Love the Orvieto inspiration and can't wait to have you back with us in 2012 to lead another fabulous workshop! Bill