Monday, July 6, 2015

Who knew

that anyone could have a miniature Bernina?  Don't believe me?  Go have a look here; you'll have to scroll down a bit.  Just had to share this little tidbit.  I discovered it while researching the value of older series Berninas.

I've recently been playing around with fabric paints and dyes just to keep the creative urge satisfied.  I decided to do some stamping on old handkerchiefs.  Here are close ups of some of the results.
 This one was done with a potato masher and the end of a thread spool;
 this one with a cross cut of a snail shell and the edge of scallop shell;
and this one with the end of a thread spool and electric plug.  Click on the pictures for a closer look.

Some dye that had been sitting in the spare fridge in the basement came along with me to a dyeing session with one of my art groups.  Here are the results of that playing.
 The yellows went from very vibrant to a very pale.
 The one on the left was wrapped around a small pvc pipe and "scrunched".  That scrunching acted as a resist.  I'll overdye that one I think.
This one was my favorite; all that mottling.  It was created by loosely wrapping the fabric with elastic bands. The wind was blowing that day so it was hard to get pictures.There were some very interesting results.  I'll have to give this a try again.

Till the next time, thanks for visiting.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

FMQ Update

It's true that "Practice, practice, practice" does improve your free motion quilting.  Thanks Janet!  I'm getting the hang of it.

I had posted here about two lap quilts that I was going to free motion.  At first all that negative space seemed daunting.  After several days of procrastinating, I said "Just do it".  Well,  here is the first one.
Hard to see the quilting in that picture, so here are a couple of close ups.

I've called it "Modern Fassett"  What do you think?

Okay, so now I started to feel a bit more confident, so I took on the second one.  Called it "One Fell Out" after the little red square on the left.
Here is the detail on this one.

Hey this is getting easier and easier.  I'm off to see what other quilt sandwiches I can conquer.  Till the next time, thanks for visiting.