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AgaPAMthus No 1.

Well, I guess it's sort of finished. It's rather boring looking really.

BUT.

  1. I am happy with the way the pencil worked on the fabric.
  2. It's waxy and resists the water  when you spray it  to get rid of the blue liner pen.
  3. I did re-apply a light coating of the pencil on part of the image after the quilt was quilted.
  4. Could I spray it with pencil fixative to prevent it from coming off.? Not sure.
  5. I like the quilting lines, I dislike the blue pen.
  6. I sprayed it really well. The entire quilt was dripping and still some of the blue shows through when it's dry. But I'm persistent and continued adding the water until all the pen goes.
  7. I would like to attempt to draw the pattern on the fabric, quilt on the pattern and leave the drawn line there…. now that would be interesting… no going off the lines after a late night that's for sure.
  8. I used the same color thread on the top and in the bobbin…. It's Masterpiece by Superior.
  9. It was quilted free motion.
  10. I'm going to add some free standing Aggy leaves that just sit on top of the quilt I think.
  11. Would I use color pencils again….?
  12. maybe.
  13. I'm not too sure how they will eventually affect the fabric. You may think that statement is a little over the top. But I want my quilts to last. I don't want to put all this work into a quilt only to have it end up at the op shop on the throwout table.

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7 Comments

  1. Robyn Kirk says

    Trust me Pam – there is NO WAY this beauty will ever end up in an Op Shop.
    Cheers
    Robyn K
    New Zealand

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  2. To start out – I love your work. You were discussing using colored pencils and darkening the images after the washing/rinsing of your quilt to remove the blue markings. I read an interesting tutorial a while ago and have it filed to use later that might be of use to you. Sandra Leichner of the blog “Sandra’s Snippets” posted her solution to this problem. Thought this might be something you might want to try – here is the link to the tutorial
    http://sandraleichner.com/wordpress/2009/02/05/colored-pencil-work/ posted on February 5th 2009 titled Colored Pencil Work. Look it over and see what you think.
    Lynn

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  3. Thanks Lynn, yes, I know Sandra, I love her work…
    I had a look at her page and I’ll give it a try.
    Thanks so much.

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