Just got home from our monthly get together of Fancy Threads.
Our group of quilters who our interested in stretching our creativity
gave ourselves of bit of a challenge last month.
We each brought a twelve-inch-square of fabric and one embellishment.
A half dozen of us took up the challenge.
Our challenge is to make a 'quilt' any size from 4"x6" to 30" square
using a bit of each fabric
each of the embellishments
and any other fabric/embellishment of our choice if we feel the need.
Here's most of my background using four of the six fabrics
Not too bad a selection, right ?
Well, here's where it gets to the challenge
These are the two remaining fabrics
and the embellishments.
and a little closer view
How, oh, how am I to integrate this into 'art' ! ! !
Oh, I do love the challenge ! ! !
I'll keep you posted, hopefully my idea will pan out.
It needs just a little more tweaking.
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Susan , who IMHO is a mistress of longarm machine artistry,
Okay, okay, see for yourself if her recent quilt isn't wonderful, take a visit to Susan's Sunrise Quilt Studio
but don't forget to come back here and finish reading my post.
Anyway, Susan brought her copy of
[so many ideas, so little time]
this issued is packed with wonderful creative ideas
So the three of us who came to today's group
Annie, Susan and me
decided to use this issue as a basis for our next several months.
The first thing we're going to attempt
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photo-transferring to fabric using Ink Jet printing.
wooo-eeeee ! !
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Recently Interweave had a couple of video's for a dime each.
was one of the artists
Much to my surprise when I downloaded her video for a dime
the dang video was some like an hour long
[Actually the other video about the same length
features Malka Dubrawsky ]
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So, I've had this foil since forever wanting to give it a try but not really understanding the instructions.
Look at the selection!
Just sitting, waiting for it's time to shine.
Lo and behold, Lyric shows how to foil using WonderUnder.
Today was the perfect time to give it a try
not one of the three of us had 'foiled'
I traced out a star onto WonderUnder,
cut it out.
Applied it to my fabric
laid the foil [color side UP ! ! ]
placed a piece of parchment paper atop, just in case,
and pressed using my iron
Let it cool and pulled off the foil sheet
in the light enough to shine
not so much in the light
and a closer view.
The fabric is still soft and pliable.
There's no stopping me now ! ! !
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