Rivers of Red

"Rivers of Red"
by Susan Brubaker Knapp (2010)
39" x 50.5"

White cotton fabric, acrylic textile paint, cotton threads, wool/polyester batting. Wholecloth painted, free-motion machine quilted. Based on an original photo of a coleus leaf.


Detail shot:


“Rivers of Red”
39" x 50.5"
(2010). Original design.
White cotton fabric, acrylic textile paint, cotton threads, interfacing, wool/polyester batting. Free-motion machine quilted.


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7 thoughts on “Rivers of Red

  1. Thanks for the including the great detail shot. It really shows how you used the quilting to enhance the feel of the different color blocks in the work. Care to share what brand of textile paint you used? I’m having a hard time getting colors as intense as what you’ve done. Great sense of color, compostion, and textural interest with the quilting in this piece!

  2. Nancy, I use a lot of different brands of fabric paint or soft-bodied acrylic paint: Liquitex, Stewart-Gill, Setacolor… but this was Jacquard Textile Color. And a bit of Jacquard Lumiere. I don’t usually add any fabric medium when I paint… I often use the color straight out of the jar!