Bluebonnet quilt panel

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Learning how to paint on fabric and set it so that it is machine washable. And that she was happy! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Begin with wet fabric and keep a spritzer handy, do free-form background tinting first (this is on pale green batik to start with, so only the painting area is added). Sprinkle with salts and let completely dry. Lightly spritz the areas with more intense color. Dry. Lastly, paint with a fine brush details and then add fine lines with paint pen. Set as bottle directs.

What you will need

  • Batik fabric
  • Dye-Na-Flo paints
  • Fabrico fabric paint pen
  • salts - and a Googled-picture of bluebonnets for inspiration.

Q&A with Pam Sews

Karen Suemnick asked:
What beautiful flowers...I've always wanted to try a project like this!
Pam Sews answered:
thanks! I'm glad I FINALLY did, it was fun and easy. I'm going to let my granddaughter fill in simple flowers on a black and white print - should be fun! Just jump on in, Karen.
cgoyer asked:
Really wonderful job on the flowers. I hope we all get to see your friend's finished project.
Pam Sews answered:
I hope I get to see it, too!
oldie asked:
This is awesome. Did you stitch stems and around flowers and leaves ?
Pam Sews answered:
Actually, there is no stitching on the piece as photographed. I gave the painted piece to a friend who is creating a bluebonnet blouse or jacket, I don't know which...she does marvelous machine work and I'm sure the piece will receive some further embellishment to make it incredible!