Friday, 27 May 2011

Winnie the Pooh mini quilt

"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"
"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"
"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully.
"It's the same thing," he said.

And what excited happen' to me today? The mini quilt which I made for Cindy for Swap Til You Drop arrived to her safely today! Although (up to now) I didn't lost any package which I sent, I'm always a little bit concerned when one of my quilts starts travelling (especially over the sea).

The theme for this round of STUD swap was Disney, and Cindy's favourite Disney character was Winnie (it was 1:1 swap, so I knew my partner, but I couldn't show the quilt before it arrived to my swap partner).

The quilt is there and Cindy is happy! That's the most important thing :)

And here's Winnie:

It's a raw edge applique (with some help of fussible web) and painting on the fabric with iron fixed textile paint (Marabu, brown, some white and orange colour). I painted the edges of the pieces of fabrics to give the quilt a cartoon look, and also shaded some parts (especially the tree). 

Usually I do not dilute the textile paint but this time I did ad some tiny drop of water to it, and it was much easier to apply on fabric.

It's quilted around the cloud which is behind Winnie. I didn't want to quilt more as I though it would make the picture to busy. I really wanted to achieve the effect of a drawing.

How do you like it? And how do you like painting on fabric? Would you be interested in some basic 'How to'? I could show you how to get the 'cartoon effect' on raw edge applique quilt... 

Maybe you have some other ideas or questions/suggestions about painting on fabric?

[I can't dye fabric, that's one thing. The other is that I usually use basic colours only and base on the print on the fabric; it's more like enhancing the details than real painting on fabric... but, well, that's quilt what we are dealing with, and lets stick to it ;) ]

*have a nice weekend*


  1. This is gorgeous!
    I'd love some 'how to's ' !!

  2. wow! w życiu bym nie powiedziała że to quilt! niesamowite! robi ogromne wrażenie a dopiero na zbliżeniu widać że to tkaniny! jesteś mistrzynią!!!

  3. Isnt it funny
    How a bear likes honey?
    Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!
    I wonder why he does?

    Another great thing.

  4. I don't get it. do you sew the image on first and then paint it, or what? Please tell.......

  5. Wspaniały quilt :D
    Cudownie dobrane tkaninki :]
    Baaaardzo mi się podoba :D

  6. Cudo ,po prostu cudo !!!

  7. That is totally adorable and visual!! Yes, I would love to know your process! I love your affects.

  8. Very cute - the Winnie the Pooh story I remember most!

  9. jesteś niesamowita!! ja podobnie jak Ula nie wierzyłam że to quilt jest!! szok!! jesteś zdolniacha wielka :)

  10. Such a lovely job--you can't even tell it's pieced! Yes, I'd love a painting tutorial--start with where to get the paint, lol!

  11. efekt wspaniały ale ja ślepaczek niestety nie widzę gdzie kończy się tkanina a gdzie zaczyna malowanie na niej. Bardzo kiedyś chciałabym spróbować, podziwiam Twój talent, pomysły i wykonanie

  12. CUDOWNY!! mój niedościgniony ideał :) ehhh mnie niestety Pan Bóg dobrą kreską nie pobłogosławił :) pozdrawiam serdecznie!!

  13. That´s so cute! :) Tina

  14. Pretty awesome, my son would love that!!

  15. Saw you over at Quilt Story. This quilt is adorable! I've never tried painting fabric!


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