fredag 1. august 2014

English Paper Piecing

At long last, I've tried English paper piecing. Time consuming, but great fun! This is a gift for a friend, and I hope she'll like it.

søndag 22. juni 2014

Flower Panels #3 and 4

 Flower panels # 3 and 4 are made with the same flower stencils as the first two panels. # 3 is painted with fabric paint and paintsticks, I used the stencils as quilting pattern, and I also used ripped painter's masking tape as stencils.
#4 has flowers made of painted vlisofix (wonder under?) and some silver foil for the stems. This panel is heavily quilted with free-hand zig zag stitches. That made the flowers "pop out" rather nice, I think.
I like making french knots, so I added some as a finish.
The panels were finished in April I think, but we have had many weeks with lovely weather here, so I've been busy in the garden - no time for blogging!!

fredag 18. april 2014

Book Page April 2014

This is my book page for Anne in Germany. Her theme is "My Favourite Book" - and I have chosen Natasha Solomons' The Novel in the Viola. I read the book some months ago - highly recomended!!

søndag 16. mars 2014

Fiber Book Page

I've signed up for another book page swap in the Fiber Fever group. This is the page I made for Zurn in US. Her theme was "driven to abstraction". The page is 6 x 6", and it was a pleasure making it. I must admit I love working with small bits and pieces.

lørdag 22. februar 2014

Sampler - Free Motion Quilting

In the latest issue of Quilting Arts I found the idea of how to collect patterns for free motion quilting. A very good idea!! Much better than digging through all those practice sandwiches..... Each page is 5 x 7" - large enough to see the patterns, and small enough to stitch quickly.

søndag 16. februar 2014

Flower Panels #1 & 2

 Inspired by Bobby Britnel's book Stitched Textiles: Flowers,  I'm working on some flower panels. So far I've finished these two. Both size 13 x 19". For the first one I painted calico with gesso and then with acrylic paint. I then cut  stencils from freezer paper and painted the flowers with paintsticks ( oil paint). The piece is heavily quilted.
The next one is a monoprint - I used a knitting needle and acrylic paint on a piece of glass. Before I printed, I ironed the cut out flowers from the first piece on the background fabric. When the piece was dry, I added some foiled flowers. This one is also heavely quilted - and both have some hand embroidery as a finish.

mandag 30. desember 2013

Another Fabric Book

In 2012 I swapped 6 x 6" fabric book pages with some of the ladies in the Fibre Fever Group. Until recently all the beautiful pages have been displayed on a wall in my sewing room. I have signed up for another swap in 2014, so now it was time to bind the pages. As you can see, my theme for the swap was My Favourite Book. The background is tissue paper bonded to felt, coloured with instant coffee (!!) and then stamped. The letters and clasps are painted grungeboard. The claps are sewn to the back of the book and I used velcro on the front to close the book.