Saturday, July 9, 2011

Lady Bug Quilt!

I wanted to make something fun for my dauther's new place and found this design. It is a free design by Sandra of BabyCakes.
I wanted a saying and found this one, it fits the piece and a good message for my daughter who is of the, I want it now generation;)

I started out with watercolor pencils and then went over it with as little water as I could, so it wouldn't run out of the area.
I used a bit of art pens to enhance some of the designs and shadow, then went around the designs with different flosses. The yellow around the flowers is a beautiful hand dyed floss that I won from Laura at Artfabrik! The green lettering and ground, is presencia thread that I won from Jane's Fabrics and Quilts! The rest of the floss is basic dmc and the green stems and leaves are one of my hand dyes. For the border I used a fabric I won from Pat Sloan!

It was fun to do and I like how the watercolor pencils worked on the kona white. I got mine from Jo anns with a coupon, so great fabric to play with and I want to try some dying with it. I had a hard time getting the blue out on this fabric, so it is still wet, as you can see. Tomorrow I will look at it again when it dries and hopefully I can get the rest out. With watercolor, I can't get those areas wet or they will run. I am not sure if I should leave it as is, or dry pounce some blue for the sky and green below; what do you think?

20 comments:

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very cute!! :-)

paulette said...

Wow!! It's a work of art!! Just lovely!
P

Barbara said...

That is so cute!

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

Very sweet - I have never tried colouring on fabric - it looks great
Hugz

moosecraft said...

I like it the way it is! Very happy and summery!

Jacque. said...

Cute, cute...your daughter will love it!

Anna said...

I love it! I have a box of white crayolas that Crabapple uses to add color to their pieces...haven't tried it yet but have a halloween project that will need some coloring. somehow you lay the white crayola down then color on top, iron and it sets the color???

kelley said...

I love it just the way it is Debbie...too cute!

Terry said...

That's so cute! And thanks for the link to the pattern! I saved a few of her freebies! :0)

Carol said...

What a sweet piece, perfect for summer and (since my son is 33 and of the same generation) I agree that the little saying is the best advice for those 'I want it NOW' kiddos. . .

TheCrankyCrow said...

Great piece Debbie!! So cheerful and summery....So fun to see how you incorporated so many of your "wins" in one special project....I like it just the way it is!! Have a great rest of your weekend! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Sue Tokash said...

I like the blue oops...looks like a word or thought bubble. I wonder how long the coloring lasts without fading. I made a baby quilt with the same technique and it will be quite awhile before I have any grandchildren (hopefully!)

Raymond Homestead said...

So cute! Love the saying!

Laura Wasilowski said...

Love it! You did a great job on the stitching.

Karen said...

Watermelon and a lady bug. How summery looking. I could go for a slice of watermelon right now.

Sandra said...

Hello Debbie...
I just got my email on yahoo. And was so pleased to see the item you made from my free doodle. It is so lovely. Wonderful work. I am posting a link and your info about it on my blog . Thanks for letting me know.
Sandra ( Doodle This & That)

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh it is so cute! But then you are such a good artist! With the water colors not sure what to do with the blue lines. But I wouldn't change the coloring. I think I would leave it as is.

Linda said...

That is just so cute!! Love the fabrics too!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Your daughter is sure to love it...really like how you added the watercolors!

LenZie said...

Hi Debbie, I love Sandras designs they are so whimzee and fun to use. She sent me a sweet design and I am so wanting to make it up. But with the move and cleaning I am so far behind. Your piece is so very cute.