Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hot Air Balloon Quilts

The first weekend in October is when the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta begins. It lasts for 9 days. I was playing one day and created four 8" x 10" wall quilts. I used crayon pastels and then painted them with a fabric medium and water to create these 4 small quilts.
This balloon is actually green, blue and purple. Purple is a hard color to photograph accurately,




Okay I must confess I goofed a bit on this balloon, so I did a bit of Zentangles on it to cover up my goof, LOL!!!




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12 comments:

  1. These are WONDERFUL. Could you post more about your coloring process? Are you using crayons? I have colored fabric with crayons before and then ironed it. What is the purpose of painting over it with fabric medium. This is such a cool effect.
    xx, Carol

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  2. Beautiful, Daryl. We have a balloon lift off every year here for the Pro Football Hall of Fame weekend (small in comparison to yours---I've seen pictures) but it is a spectacular sight. I look forward to it every year.

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  3. wow those are awesome, I love them

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  4. Those lil quilts are sooooo nice. I love that they are painted...I have been more into watercolors than sewing lately, I love that you used stitching to outline the sketches...this is what I need to do since sewing isn't thrilling me right now! Lovely work.

    Nini~

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  5. These are beautiful and it seems like an interesting technique for making a quilt. I may have to give it a try. Are there any instructions or tutorials for the process that you would recommend?

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  6. Wow! You must have put many hours of work in those pieces. You beautifully mixed colors and quilting. As for goofing... I feel that most of the time, mistakes open an opportunity for imagination and creation. Isn't that wonderful?

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  7. WOW!!! Just amazing, Daryl, I love how you combine paint and sewing.

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  8. WOW! these are all beautiful and what mistake:) :) I love how you incorporate different techniques with sewing too! TFS and have a wonderful evening.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  9. How fun to create these amazing Hot Air Balloon quilts in honor of the Fiesta. Lovely works of art dear...

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  10. I checked these out the other day but failed to leave a comment. How perfect they are in design, color and craftsmanship.

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