this 6" square had a cute hummingbird so I drew out from the edges more flowers, leaves - drew my own hummingbird and added a bee. Now for ghost quilting I should really stop here, maybe add some other colors in my thread. But the kid in me that loves to color in coloring books just has to color these in! And I have all these cool pencils, pens, paint, pastels etc, etc. to play with just sitting there waiting to be used after all :-)
So I took my pastel sticks and colored in some of the drawn in parts.
Then took a blender stick that I bought for colored pencils and rubbed in. See the leaf that looks sort of crayonish - the blender ............ well blends the color. I then applied textile medium which is really just a matte white glue that dries clear because those pastel sticks rub off. As it was I ended up getting some on the white background just alittle bit.
So here it is finished - ended up being pretty seamless - hard to tell where the 6" decorator fabric ends almost. Good or bad thing? not sure but all I know is this is really fun to do and I like it.
I think I will call this technique off the edge quilting.
What do you think of that name? any other suggestions for naming this technique?
I'm linking up with the rainbow scrap challenge - the color this month is yellow - go there to see all the yellow quilty goodness :-)