01 July 2017

Turtle Speed but surprisingly productive


I am still managing to get some sewing in now that I have gone back to work and have to commute two hours a day it is just extremely slow compared to what I have been able to accomplish over the last few years. 

I have managed to piece three tops all using my scraps so that is a big happy dance. Still have lots of scraps to work through but have plenty of inspiration so eventually I should see a dent in them. Right? I might just be dreaming. 




I finally finished this WIP from 2014...Girl in the Wind. It is a paper piece pattern by Quilt Art Designs. Lots of pieces but I love the finished piece and can't wait to quilt this one up, should be fun. 


I am trying my hand at more art quilts. I picked up the book Serendipity Quilts: Cutting Loose Fabric Collage by Susan Carlson. I love her art and wanted to have a go at her techniques, this is the first project in her book. A simple spiral built from snippets of fabric. To think I was just going to through them away; good thing they only made it to my bedroom closet instead of the bin. (so hard to part with fabric)  

The fabric is held in place with a dab of glue and she said you could use tulle over the top to hold it all down to make free motion quilting easier.   I think I need to find more fine tulle as I think it would give a different effect. I stretched it over a second hand canvas that I picked up at the op shop and removed sections of the tulle to reveal snippets of fabric below. 


I also picked up my next art quilt project. A panel printed by Batik Australia.  I really just want it as a guild so I won't be following there instructions.  I also plan to remove the dragonfly and butterfly as to me they seem really out of place.  Plus the big flowers I am going to do more of Waratah's as they seem more Australian and will match the flowers in the back ground. This will be a long term project for sure. I really want to see if I can make a beautiful picture with fabric. Not sure I have the skills but I will give it a good go. I think I will use fusible interfacing on all the fabric pieces so they will stay better in place when I load it on the frame for quilting. 


Thank you for stopping by and visiting. 

Abby


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