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.
Tying a Quilt by Machine Video | McCall’s Quilting.
Watched this video this morning and it gave me some ideas for quilting my wonky quilt. I especially liked the idea of using the embroidery tool and putting a pattern like a small heart or flower throughout my quilt instead of quilting.
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.
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.