I have been working on this green and white quilt for awhile and couldn't get it quite right-
and then, at the last minute, I drew this this happy girl jumping rope and painted it on using freezer paper and fabric paint and it all came together. I did this when the whole top was done and up on the wall-my back up plan was to just applique over it if it got all screwed up-but the paint behaved. . .
The machine quilting (thanks to grammie's gammill) echos the loopy jump rope motion. . .
The large flowers and small dots are turned under and machine appliqued and I am so very happy. I had green and white in my system and I feel like I got it out. I also have been wanting to try painting on my quilts, literally, so the freezer paper stencil was the perfect way to get my toes wet in the mixed media quilt thing. . .and thanks grammie, for you help with the quiting and binding! More photos here.