I use Derwent watercolor pencils and Derwent Inktense pencils (ink that is permanent color ). I use the dry pencils to color/shade the design. Then I brush on aloe vera gel using a very short, small, stiff brush. The gel activates the color, so it goes into the fabric but prevents bleeding. Water is very hard to control and will allow the color to bleed.
Colored pencils and quilting
Large Tree Works - Beech Woods - Lorraine Roy: Textile Art
Stencil Art | Sproule Studios
Decorating with quilts: This beautiful quilted panel of Laura (Kemshall's) is stitched to the box canvas. The stitching becomes an integral part of the design as well as being functional. Posted by Linda Kemshall
Linda Kemshall: Multitasking with a vengeance
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Dragonfly quilt by Beret Nelson from On the Trail Creations. This is one of the most stunning quilts I've ever seen