Friday, 16 November 2012
Although I often feel as if I never get enough time in my studio, today I spent a few moments flicking through my sketch pad and reviewing things I have done recently. I thought that it would be nice share the few ideas which I have been working on. Like many quilters I often end up with many small leftover bits of fabric so I thought I would try to use these in a new quilt idea. Below is one example using dyed and printed fabrics. I will be creating many other combinations to utilise as many of the scraps of fabric I have.
I then did a bit of stitching horizontally across the printed surface, using free machine embroidery and a few programmed stitches. This enhanced the printed design while creating texture. With a soldering heat tool I made marks onto the surface creating an additional contrasting pattern.
To give the piece a completed look I lined it with a dark green coloured fabric and used gold thread to finish it off.