More designs to keep you fingers busy with painting or appliqué, collage or embroidery and of course quilting. This design features nine, 8″ x 11″ Beetle blocks all drawn from my imagination. Such a variety of shapes and sizes and different body details.
In my sample I painted the rectangle blocks without sashings and added 3″ border creating a finished wall quilt 30″ x 39″”. You could enlarge each block and use the designs individually and create cushions or bags. I am planning to shrink the designs and create a 9 patch miniature on black with my Lumiere paints.
In my sample I painted my beetles. You can certainly applique them and add details with a Sharpie marker or embellish with embroidery. You could draw and colour with inktense pencils too.
You may notice the background for each block looks a little different. It looks like paper? It is paper and I turned it into Faux Fabric!
For this technique, I collected newspaper, music sheets, stationary, book pages, postage stamps and even a little fabric. I share my Faux Fabric technique in the pattern plus a more conventional alternative.