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Monday, March 22, 2010

Screen Printed Baltimore Album - Border Added

I managed to piece together enough fabric to create a border for my screen printed Baltimore Album quilt. I spread it out on my work table and did the screen printing.
I am a bit disappointed that I did not get the pink color matched quite right - the shade looks different wet vs dry.

Now I have to try to figure out how to quilt it . . . there is a lot of detail in the flowers, but I am not sure I should quilt that. I am playing with the idea of adding the floral details with embroidery and beads (by hand), while doing some kind of diamond grid in the background. I am even considering adding some details with a marker and/or colored pencil, etc.

I am also thinking I might just put this one away and try again on a different fabric - maybe something in a lighter shade and with different colors of printing. Critiques and suggestions welcome.


Ruth said...

I think that a bigger contrast in fabric to printing would make it more striking. The concept is great though.

knutty knitter said...

I tend to find if I put it away for a month or so I get better ideas for what to do next. (Mind you there are some pieces that have been 'away' for several years :)

viv in nz

Meg in Albuquerque said...

I like the colors, it is understated and I think that any quilting will add to the piece. Great idea for the BAQ, I'd like to try something like that myself someday. I always try and put things away for a while before I finish them,I think it gives me more perspective and I don't notice all the "mistakes" when I take it out again.

meg in NM