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August 31, 2009

doing something with the doodles...

After reading how Kay transferred some of her photo images onto fabric, using label paper as the backing stabilizer - I had to try it with one of my CPP doodles. It worked perfectly, so much so, I had to show the fabric wrinkled, or you might think it was a paper copy. Check out her directions here.
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After making the copy, I added paint and above you see it drying out on a paper towel. I heat set with my iron when it was dry to the touch.
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When it was drying, I thought about what I would do with my now painted fabric doodle. If I had no plans for it, it would become another UFO pitched into the scrap pile; a habit I'm trying to break..... My first thought was to do one of those self-challenges where you make a quiltlet a week for a year. I quickly put that out of my head when I realized after the first two weeks it would become a chore and no longer be fun or even creative. But, I did decide I would make each doodle into a 12 x 12 quiltlet. The only rules are that- there are no rules.....
other than:

*it has to be 12x12 approximately*
*it has to have 3 layers (at least)*
*it has to use only recycled or collected/found goods from the house, and sewing stash*
(meaning I will not go out and buy specifically for this project)
*eventually I will bind them together into a fabric book*


So, above, you see the diamond piece, remember I worked on it last year? I didn't like how it was progressing, it went into the scrap bin. I pulled it out and cut into the background (saving the center wreath for another project) for my first quiltlet. You can see the operation in progress, below.

The flowers are left overs from another project, the ribbon is silk I dyed last fall, the keys and buttons are from the collection of stuff...



The quiltlets are going to go together as they do. No looking ahead, no looking back.
This is going to be fun.

12 comments:

Stitch-n-quilt said...

This looks wonderful. Very creative. I really like it.

Kay said...

Wow, is that pretty! Love the colors. I'm glad the label thing worked for you.

SewCalGal said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love your doodle artwork, as well as the colors you selected. You are so talented. This is another great inspirational project. I will have to give it a try!

Thanks for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Barbara said...

Great idea. I love your "doodles" --more like work of arts to me.

Vicki W said...

I look forward to seeing lots more of these! You are so creative. I love everything you do.

Quilt Rat said...

FANTASTIC!!! can't wait to see it quilted.

Beena said...

I love what you did with this. I kept hoping you'd put your prompts onto fabric and make quilts. This one came out great. Hope you will make more beauties like this form your great prompts!

Debra said...

Bravo!Your composition is very fresh and alive looking!

SueFitz said...

Congrats on your blogoversary!

What wonderful looking work

Candied Fabrics said...

Ooh! This is awesome!

Jaye said...

It is such a thrill to see what you have done with one of your CPP responses. I love it! Thanks for participating.a

Sherri D said...

I am glad I am not the only one who has a collection of "stuff" to embellish with! Thanks for having visited my blog and for doing the Creative Prompt Project! I love your house and Air prompts!