søndag 22. juni 2014
#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
søndag 16. mars 2014
lørdag 22. februar 2014
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
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
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.