In 2017 I decided to enter a quilt in the Australian Quilts in Public Places (AQIPP) exhibition. The theme was “Reflections” – perfect! I immediately set into action an idea for a quilt which had been percolating for some time.
A lovely friend had given me a large piece of shiny, black, corded fabric. It was and remains a bit of a mystery fabric – it could be cotton, it could be silk, and it could be rayon or a combination. Anyway, it was shiny and textured – perfect for my needs as it reflected light.
I had also acquired a piece of fabric well suited as a template. It was a thick pseudo-suede fabric with lots of holes punched out to cover buttons. The holes were symmetrically punched. I laid my template over my fabric and I was ready to have a go with my Shiva Paintstiks!
It took a few days to get all of the circles filled in and several more to let the piece dry on my design wall.
I quilted using metallic and rayon threads to give the piece a more reflective surface. I also used a metallic Essex linen for the binding.
As you see, it is possible to get very creative when using the Shiva Paintstiks in your quilting projects.
Here is a link to an earlier post where I used the Paintstiks to create lines of kelp on my “Fish and Chips” quilt. >> Trio of quilts
In Luminous, I was very pleased with the final result! Hope you are too.
Like to find out more about Shiva Paintstiks?
There is a lot of information on the web about using Shiva Paintstiks. Tutorials, blog posts, YouTube videos – take your pick! Here are a couple of links to start…
- Dharma Trading
- Painted Beauty: How to Use Oil Paintstiks For a More Vibrant Quilt Top!
- Shiva Paintstik Tutorial