Spring Fling

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Love how the inks kept so vibrant on the fabric and the 3D effect I got with the butterfly and outlining the flowers with a "puffy paint" type acrylic paint. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Always test your mediums together first. Sketch your art with pencil first and plan your colors. When you go to quilt the piece, think of how you can meld the themes. I used a whimsical loopy stitching path on my background to represent the butterfly's flight path and wind. I was inspired to do that from when I was sitting in my garden that day sketching the flowers as I felt the breeze swirling around and the butterflies did this whimsical dance from flower to flower. Every time I look at this I get that wonderful feeling again.

What you will need

  • Hand painted with inks on high quality cotton fabric in beautiful vibrant colors using a negative painting technique. The quote in also on cotton fabric printed with archival inks and sewn onto the quilt in a slightly whimsical stitching style just as I like it. The entire piece is machine quilted in a fun and whimsey freestyle to show off it's beauty. Butterfly is archival ink printed on cotton fabric and has a 3D look as it's not completely sewn down.

Q&A with Cilenia Curtis

Marylyn 23 asked:
I really enjoy your work, I also love your quote and may paint this on my Studio wall for inspiration, if you do not mind! Thank you, for shaing.
Cilenia Curtis answered:
Not "my" quote, but have had it for years and no clue where I saw it. I say Go for It! Thanks for your lovely comment too. :)
saleemylv494049 asked:
That is GORGEOUS! I could only wish I was that talented. WoW! :)
Cilenia Curtis answered:
Awww that is so sweet of you! Thank you!