Woven Watercolor quilt in process

The day was much quieter today.

I was working on videos, and I just couldn't help myself… I just had to add more quilting to the street work quilt.

My main objective today was to create at a new woven watercolor sample. This one is a little different in that I'm using colored fabric as the background rather than completing the entire quilt with colored muslin.

I sat down to do a watercolor…. I drew a little… and I just couldn't get enthused. Then it hit me… why re-invent the wheel. I can do one on the computer.!!!

I went through my photos and chose one of my favorites from Mexico. It needs to be a simple design.

I love this photo… its full of color, texture and triggers wonderful memories.


I changed it into a watercolor on the computer. I manipulated it considerably to make it look like a hand painted watercolor.

Mexican door

I've had this fabric for years, probably 20 or more, and this is the last piece of have.

In creating a painting, I put down the mustard background.


Laying the printed image over the fabric…. I reckon, "By Jove. I've got it"

Auditioning fabrics.


You may be surprised at the fabric I chose for the door….it's patterned, but when I put the colored muslin over the top you just see the shading.



beginning to layer the fabrics…


I have a bit more to do… but that has to wait till daylight so I get the colors correct.

Tomorrow I hope to quilt it.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Sharon says:

    The layering and ragged edges are what makes it! Looking forward to seeing it quilted.

  2. Wendy in Kennewick says:

    Wow… this is a fantastic rendition of your photo. Do you have classes planned yet using this technique?

  3. Lisa says:

    So cool – love the process.

  4. Nola says:

    Looking good Pam. Creating works of art from our own photos is so rewarding. Will be interested to see what you do with the quilting.

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