JQC JuneJune 19, 2006
For my June Journal Quilt Challenge I wanted to explore texture. I tried to achieve texture in two ways. First through the paint on the fabric and second through the quilting.
Since I am not a painter the painting portion was a challenge. I played around with dipping the brush in one color and then another color and then painting on the fabric without mixing the colors. That gave the painting some interesting streaks and textures. I then outlined everything with black to give the lines some “crispness”.
The quilting I did freehand and I think it added a lot to the piece. There are spots where the bricks aren’t the right size or the lines aren’t straight but that doesn’t really bother me because it still gives the texture I was after.
Overall, I am very happy with this June Journal page. I learned a lot from it and had fun experimenting.