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.