Trying out fusing to wool felt.

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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.

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Fusing to wool felt.

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Quilted background. Fusing fish and pond plants.

Tomorrow applique stitching and hopefully embellishments.  I can see I need work on my camera skills.

Attacking the UFO

IMG_0300No, 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.

Latest Work In Progress

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This is the older version 5/24/13.

Next, I will be glue basting the appliques and then machine quilting the background.

Three Palms 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.