Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Below is a picture of my quilt, the title is 'Ficifolia'
Now I can concentrate on our 'Hidden Treasures' challenge.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
manipulated photo that I am thread painting -- it is looking good. I printed the picture, trimmed it so the white border was 1/4 then laid it on a larger square of background fabric, then placed it on a square of timtex and then started thread painting it.
It is going to be a pretty one, I think.
I have decided to do a series of them for the draws at both retreats I am going to in June. I will show them as I finish them. I
like to have some on hand for gifts or sale. I am also showing the original photo. You will note that I added some pink rather than the rust color -- I will do another manipulation and use the rusts etc. Shirley
Monday, March 22, 2010
It is material background with wools layed over and stitched down then organza on top.You do have to be careful with the fabric you put on top so that it does not all burn. I usually only like it to burn in spots. Sometimes it burns through. That is ok just add another layer and re do.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
This started out as a scene of the Northern
Friday, March 5, 2010
I found this group while blog surfing - you know one blog leads to another and that one leads to another...
Actually, I follow a couple of the members and that's how I found it. They just started in November 2009 but this is the first time I have been on the site.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
You take a pieces of black fabric and place shapwell under it (that is a material like stabiliser)
Cut up bits of threads or pull a glitz piece of fabric apart to get the threads. I used gold and silver as I was making badges for our upcoming Quilt show.
Cover with net pin and then stipple heavily over it.
I cut mine up into diamonds but you can do so much with this technique.
I will post another piece that is done with cut up bits of wool but instead of netting on top I put washaway. Opps will post that one later as I have only just dried it but I am posting one of it before I put the washaway on so you will get the idea.
Both ways work well.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I am here.
Thank you Shirley for setting this up for us.
I will post later as I am in a hurry to get back to a local quilt group in our village. I have gone there to show them the items I have done for the art show and forgot to take one item down. As it is only 3 mins away for home I was able to come back and pick it up. Of course had to check my email and notice this one.
My ideas for the challenge are very strong - in my head - but I hope that next week I will get started on it. I just made a "Moving Quilt" for my son-in-law who is opening a Leprechaun Museum here in Dublin next week. The quilt seems to move but it is an optical illusion. Now I have another job to do lfor him - A Leprechaun suit!!!!!!! Yes really.....
I am looking forward to doing some more "Normal" sewing next week.
Monday, March 1, 2010
I am doing my very first job as a Mystery Shopper today (where one goes incognito into a shop or business as a customer and then writes a report on the service received) so I have to get that out of the way before I can even think about sewing.
I went into the new photos on the LearningFa website and there are some great photos of thread-painting and Irish landscapes, all of which are very motivating for me, to get my other jobs out of the way, so I can sew!
Maybe some of you can help me a little if you have a moment. I have 2 ideas in my head for our challenge but don't know whether to go with my heart or my head, does that make sense. The design I have from my heart would be totally different then the idea I have in my head so I guess I am still contemplating my challenge. Has this ever happened to anyone else in our group.
Looking forward to playing with everyone.
Just popping in.... I am here. I have not gone aground into
lurker mode. It may feel and look like it, chalk it up to this
gal getting ready for a trip to B.C. on Thursday. (Plus Olympiad 2010 had me glued to the tv. It seems I wasn't alone there...I wonder how many gazillion tv sets were tuned to the O's)
I will be back in the spring. I know spring doesn't arrive here just cuz the calendar says it has arrived, it's just wishful thinking.... here's a picture to help us think spring!