torsdag 28. februar 2008
I'm not very happy with the photo, it doesn't show the pink heart in the middle of the flower, but anyway I've got a treasure on my working table!
Ebony isn't the only talented person in the family. Doreen, the postcard is lovely. I have to try crazy quilting on day...
Thanks a lot both of you - you made my day!!
tirsdag 26. februar 2008
lørdag 23. februar 2008
In a few weeks time, my friend Barbara from the postcard exchange group Art4Mail will arrange a weekend quilt retreat in a beautiful place in Arizona, USA. I'm dreaming of joining the ladies, but unless I win the big lottery, it will be a dream!!
BUT, just in case I'll be the lucky winner, I've made this folder for travelling documents... I found the idea in "Norsk Quilteblad" #2/2007. Grete Lund made the model.
søndag 17. februar 2008
This is page 2 of my Stargaze Stitchery Tome. The subject for this page is as you can see, photo transfer. I have used photos of my grandparents' engagement on the front - in the early 1890s! I have also scanned two brooches and a pair of cuff links with their photos!! I think the cuff links are so nice.
lørdag 16. februar 2008
søndag 10. februar 2008
onsdag 6. februar 2008
Step 4: I covered my fabrics with two layers, one tulle or chiffon, and one organza. Then I outlined the motives with narrow zigzag stitches and cut away the sheers that covered them.
Step 5: I roughly cut batting (yes, scraps!!), a thin one for the bags, and Fast2Fuse for the folios,and then freemotion quilted it all.
Step 6: Muffins - and coffee.
Step 7: For the bags I cut the fabric 14 x 16", for the folios I measured the notepads and added 1" on both sides. I cut the lining the same sizes, made corners in the bottom of the bags and stitched fabric and lining with right sides together (Yes, I forgot to make an opening in the lining for turning for some of the bags!!. The (scrap)folios have pockets on the inside to hold the notepad and other useful things, they were stithed to the lining before everything was ironed and stitched together with zigzag stitches around the egdes - twice.
Step 7: Finished!! Yes, I know the recipe for the muffins is metric - but now my head is empty!!Some of the bags have tags tied to them (made from scraps after cutting the tops!!)I used some left over inchies and Tyvek beads to decorate the the (scrap)folios.
fredag 1. februar 2008
The felt is black. The first layer of organza is clear blue, then a golden layer, and on top a mauve. I used the tiny tip on the iron and a metal ruler to make the squares, and free-hand draw the "stitches", it's like drawing with a pen, but the smell is awful!! The iron gets very hot, I worked in front of an open window.....
The photo doesn't show the real colours, probably it was to dark in the room.