Last week I saw this blog post from Linda's landscapes about ghost quilting and loved the idea. She saw the idea in a AQS magazine that was written by Martha Ginn. The reason I am titling this post zombie ghost quilting is because I didn't do it the way the others did. I got carried away using my inktense pencils and there is no ghost but a colored in version. The next one I will try to refrain from playing with pencils and make it more ghosty but here is what I did.
First I cut a 6" square from a vintage decorator fabric that I had in my stash.
Fused it to a white background and penciled in where the square was cut off and then some. I then free motion quilted over the pencil using a brown thread.
After doing an overall meandering with white thread I probablly should have stopped right there, maybe adding a hint of color here or there but I had the urge to play so colored with my inktense pencils.
This is what it looks like dry
And this is wet. I used aloe gel to wet it for more control, trying to "color in the lines"
Amazing how the pencils come to life. Now I used a bright green felt for a batting so that's what you see coming thru when it's wet.
But as you can see it goes away when it dries.
Here is the finished and bound piece - I'm liking it.
Now the way I did this I suppose some would say, well why don't you just cut a bigger piece of the fabric, quilt and bind that and be done with it but where would the fun be in that? Plus I like this so much better - more interest - don't you think?
What would you call this - non - ghost quilting ?
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