Posted on April 28 is the beginning part of my challenge. As I left off, I had painted my tombstones and was ready to quilt them. I will be using black thread to give the look of a sketched painting. I solved the challenge of drawing these lines by first creating a drawing from the enlarged photo onto tracing paper. I pinned the tracing paper on top of the quilt and quilted over the lines I had drawn. This worked great–except I did spend some time picking out the pieces of paper. I’m also sure this isn’t the best thing for your needle.
Once I had all the lines quilted and all the tracing paper picked off, I emphasized the quilting lines. I did this my creating heavier lines of quilting in some areas. The following are pictures showing the bricks partially highlighted, then one of the tombstones highlighted. You can really notice a difference in the tombstone with the heavier quilting line.
I continued to rework the lines on the piece, creating a depth. However, when I finished, I felt it still needed something more. So I went back to the studio and repainted some areas. I used Setacolor and Jaquard Textile paints. Repainting certain areas gave me the highlights and depth I was trying to obtain.
My piece is now finished, except for the mounting. I will mount it on stretcher strips at a later date. Here is the finished piece and a couple of closeups.