About this Quilt
Finished Size : 10" x 10"
Designed By : Patt Pasteur
“During the long winters in rural Maine, I spend hour after hour at my sewing machine creating coiled baskets for the summer craft shows. I love doing what I do, but at times I just have to get up and throw paint.
A friend had given me a set of alcohol inks and challenged me to see what I could do with them. These inks work beautifully on metal, plastic, and glass. The colors are vibrant and the inks are wildly unpredictable. I started making luscious little paintings on Yupo®—a synthetic paper that resists tearing and buckling—and absolutely loved the way the colors interacted.
So I started thinking: Could I get this vibrant color on fabric? However, when I dropped the ink on the fabric, the colors didn’t mingle much and the effect was not as dramatic as I had hoped. To solve the problem, I painted a couple of coats of gel medium onto the fabric. Pouring the ink onto the gel medium kept the brightness alive.” – Patt Pasteur
Download this quilt pattern along with art quilting techniques in December 2017/January 2018 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.
- White cotton fabric, 11″ square
- Quilt backing, 12″ square
- Gel medium (I used Golden Artist Colors® soft gel gloss.)
- Blue painter’s tape
- Cardboard, 12″ square
- Freezer paper, 12″ square
- Parchment paper
- Soft lead pencil
- Alcohol ink, 3–5 colors (I used Ranger’s Tim Holtz® Adirondack Ink.)
- Alcohol blending solution (I used Ranger’s Tim Holtz® Alcohol Blending Solution.)
- Small plastic cups
- Fusible stabilizer, 12″ square (I used Pellon® Craft-Fuse®.)
- Thread, variety of colors for machine stitching
- UV Archival varnish (I used Krylon® satin.)
- Stamps, stencils
- Ink pad (I used StāzOn®.)
- Zigzag foot with non-stick sole