When I read the how-to article in the Quilting Arts Feb 08 issue about flour paste resist, I thought, “Oh that could make nice roots — and it’s only as toxic as water based paint!” (I’m not a big fan of all the set-up and protection needed with the more toxic stuff.) I gave it a try and rather liked it. Of the four or five experiments I did I’m only really happy with one, but that’s how experimentation and organic processes go. Last week, I used the one piece to make a new smallish wall quilt:
I like it, and even better — making it got me off my butt and working on the larger houses/roots quilt that’s been on my design wall for about six months.