This is 10 feet of thread tails shown before and during the stitching, between two layers of Sulky Super Solvy. In a few days what you see will become 20 or more Thread Bowls – more photos to follow. . .
Finally, I can share the challenge quilt that I made in January for the OCQG annual challenge – a challenge to use all solid fabrics, “Almost Amish”. Love the quilting designs by Laurie Thomas.
2013 OCQG Challenge
I will need to delay the Garden View Block of the Month – indefinitely.
Simply too busy with quilting for others and making t-shirt quilts right now!
Until then, keep adding to your list the types of backyard nature you would like to include in your quilt.
My most recent little quilt – made for the January 12×12 Art Group Green Challenge . Yes! Every bit of this quilt is green – green fabrics (very light to very dark), green fabric marker, and green Sulky Holoshimmer thread (wings). The leaves were quilted from the back side, using the printed fabric as a guide.
12 x 12 Green Challenge
Tried a new technique recently. If you like to color, you might like to try this out!
1) Stitched out the Statler design called “ttsq_fall_welcome” by Sweet Dreams Quilt Studio. [Another approach might be to transfer a block design that you like to fabric and stitch all of the lines with your regular sewing machine.]
2) Colored in the shapes using Crayola Crayons.
3) Painted Delta CeramCoat Textile Medium over the colored areas with a 1″ foam brush and a smaller paint brush for smaller shapes – straight from the bottle. This product should be heat set (with a hair dryer) and causes the colored pencil to become permanent. ‘Have since learned that Versatex Fixer does NOT need to be heat set.
Plan to hang my little quilt on a 12″ tabletop quilt stand. Another idea is to stitch out several placemats for the kids/grand-kids to color during the holidays. Do not add textile medium, wash them and save for next year to be colored again!
To learn more about this kind of technique, Irena Bluhm’s websit is very is helpful and inspiring: http://www.irenabluhmscreations.com/information/