Mirror-rorriM playing with Shiva Paintstiks & Stencils

Here’s an update to the panel I started last week using Shiva Paintstiks & DesignMagic Stencils. This is what I did:

  • Stenciled the lime green center panel first using black Shiva Paintstiks.
  • Stenciled the two narrow panels of black fabric with an iridescent lime Paintstik
  • Stitched the narrow panels of black fabric to each side of the center panel.
  • Added a narrow black border all around.

This is a small (approx. 20″ x 20″), contemporary wall quilt (top only so far).

Mirror-rorriM

Notice how the design flips on the sides?

I don’t tend to feel comfortable (it’s not natural for me) to be working in contemporary design so this project has been an excellent exercise for me.  These colors are also not my usual choices, but I like the piece quite a lot so far.  Still need to determine the quilting design…any ideas anyone?  Wish I had more time to play right now–I had SO much fun using Paintstiks and DesignMagic Stencils.

3 thoughts on “Mirror-rorriM playing with Shiva Paintstiks & Stencils”

  1. Thank you so very much for the idea of flipping the design on the sides. I have wanted to do this pattern for a long time but it just didn’t reach out & grab me, didn’t seem interesting enough to be putting all that work in…but now with this idea you posted & seeing the picture I am definately going to try this. Thanks so much for the idea !! I know that mirroring will & does completely change a pattern but I just hadn’t put the 2 together before for this pattern idea !! Thanks so much !!

  2. You asked for suggestions for quilting. How about quilting near the edge of the design, both colors. Dark thread on the light colors, light thread on the dark colors. Maybe verigated thread?

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