I have been anxious to try out some techniques I learned on Interweave and Craftsy.com So here I go. I started out by choosing and cutting out layers of perfused fabric.
Fusing to wool felt.
Quilted background. Fusing fish and pond plants.
Tomorrow applique stitching and hopefully embellishments. I can see I need work on my camera skills.
No, this is not an episode from Star Trek. I am actually going to do some work on my wonky quilt that I started several months ago.
I purchased a Janome DC2010 and can’t wait to trying out the “needle down” feature. My other machine does not have this wonderful option so I am hoping this will make stitching in the ditch on this wonky quilt a lot easier. I am thinking about using some of the embroidery stitches to enhance the flowers.
I am going to bind it in some kind of bright fabric; can’t decide on which color. Anybody have any ideas? Turquoise, hot pink, chartreuse? Toss them my way if you do.
Finally finished this art quilt. Strips of cotton fabric, yarn and beading has been sewn onto muslin and then quilted to felt backing.
This is the older version 5/24/13.
Next, I will be glue basting the appliques and then machine quilting the background.
This is the updated version 6/2/13.
I painted in waves with acrylic paint and attached the leaves with a zigzag stitch.
I need to decide on the free motion technique that I will use. My confidence is flying right out the window in this area but since I am trying to not take my art so seriously, I will consider this a practice piece and forge ahead.