Sunday, May 22, 2011

Fancy Threads art quilt group challenge

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
- - -  ta-daaaa - - - 
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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  1. There is no stopping you....wonderful projects you have going on over there...will look forward to the finished project.

  2. Hey Gerry! I got a new computer and am back ready to roll! :o)

    Wow, it's amazing how many of the gals in your art quilt group chose fabrics that coordinated so well with each other. And never fear, I know that you will figure out a way to integrate the other two fabrics and the embellishments so that they will look fabulous in your quilt....can't wait to see finished project!

    That foil looks like it would be fun to do; I'm sure there are loads of possibilities there!



  3. You certainly have several interesting projects going. I look forward to watching your creations!!

  4. Gerry, you just continue to amaze me! I love everything that you create, especially the top quilt! It is just beautiful!
    Hope your week is a fabulous one.

  5. Looks like you have a very good start for you challenge. I am sure you will work in the remaining piecies just fine. Can't wait to see the finished project.

  6. You certainly have a challenge with those "other" fabrics. The foil looks very cool. What a great investment of a dime.

  7. Dear friend - you simply amaze me. Great work. I can hardly wait till these are finished.

    Hugs - Marie

  8. Foiling sounds like lots of fun. The star looks good.


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