As quilts were traditionally made with recycled cloth, I decided to make mine with recycled artwork using
a painting made with oil pastels, dyes and inks
and three pages from my sketchbooks painted with watercolours, acrylics and inks.
When I start a new sketchbook, or prepare a book for travel journalling, I make what I call "messy pages" in advance by colouring the pages in the book. This can make adding details later more interesting and/or surprising.
Sometimes I consider that a painted page is "too good" to cover up, so I just leave it as it is.
Finally I chose a little flower made with oil pastels and dyes, for the centre.
I recoloured these and had a play with photo-edit to make.........
A PAPER QUILT
and an alternative version (added 5th October)
A SECOND PAPER QUILT
and as it now has some orange in it, I will link to "Mandarin Orange Monday" .
I hope you like one of these. If you do, I would be very happy if you would leave a comment.