October 29, 2010

painted fall tote

Using Stewart Gill paints I painted black canvas.

Added silk batting and quilted lightly with straight lines and various metallic threads. . .

. . . drapery grommets, lining, string and finished! 

Quick and easy fall tote.

I liked how the paints responded on the black canvas.

A weathered graffiti look.

October 26, 2010

raw edge applique

 I experimented with Brusho Crystal Colors by Colourcraft C & A LTD, and  wanted to see how the paints acted with varying amounts of water and the thickener.

I mixed up the paints on a paper palette and used several  small pieces of tone on tone ivory as waste cloth. 
I dried the scraps of cloth and heat set with a very hot iron. 
All the fabrics in the raw edge applique piece, except the stems, are the painted cloth.

I loved using up some of my old buttons

and adding embroidery.

The paints were great and I will use them again.


October 22, 2010

sue's sunflowers

This is Sue's new pattern using her leaves galore templates. 
Check out Sues patterns and templates here.

I quilted this for Sue on a longarm but, it would be an easy project to quilt on your domestic machine.
It's the perfect size for a lap quilt, baby quilt or a nice wall hanging using her petite size template.

Thanks for looking and have a nice weekend!

October 8, 2010

It's Friday. . .

. . .  and on the frame is Amy's quilt. . .

. . . the colors are bright, beautiful and inspiring . . .

. . . under the needle is the Bargello (aka the dorm quilt) . . .

. . .  a process I thought I wasn't going to like, but now that it's going - I quite like it . . .

 . . . on the design wall is the Fiberactions challenge (our theme word is transformation) . . .

. . . and an abandoned challenge piece which still has potential for something else at another time . . .

. . . thanks for looking and
have a nice weekend!