I made a new bag today, with some upholstery fabric, of which I have loads. The only other bags I’ve made using this fabric have been backpacks so it was really good to make something that was smaller and easily finished in half a day. I love the colours of this fabric, there is such a range to choose from. The chunkyness of it, although it frays easily and it takes a bit of steam and stitching to sit the seams flat, it does make up really beautifully.
I want to get making some more bags of different shapes and sizes over the next week or so for a possible business proposition….wish me luck:) More to be shared on that soon.
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I got a bit hooked on making these wonky oval shapes and now have four
They were fun to make, now I just need to figure out how to connect them and what to make…what do you think I should do?
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A walk round Gunnersbury Park
A look in Jean Wells Book
Photo Courtesy of Amazon.co.uk
and I’m inspired all over again.
Hopefully tomorrow I can play some more;)
I finished of my little piece of fused ‘art collage’ it measures roughly 10″ by 12″. I really like the idea of mounting these pieces on small frames. So that’s what I did….
The interfacing I used was thicker than what Bethan Ash suggested – purely because I miss ordered some fleece fusible medium weight instead of interfacing. It was great to quilt, but tricky to get perfect corners around the frame.
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I’ve been busy creating a small piece inspired by Bethan Ash’s book on Vibrant Quilt Collage.
It still needs a bit of work. I fused these scraps from past projects.
Bethan Ash suggests mounting these small pieces on a frame. I love this idea:)
Just need to add some more shapes, quilt it and find a frame.
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I’ve been talking to my mum about how to finish my challenge quilt. One of the ways she suggested was to have no binding to distract from the quilt itself. It seems that quite a few art quilters are using a way of creating a borderless quilt. Mum suggested Judy Coates Perez, until now I had not heard of her, but do look at her blog and work it is stunning. I also found that Brenda Gael Smith has a tutorial on a faced quilt and Melody Johnson for a pillow slip method.
So I’ve got a bit to think about.
Hope you are all enjoying a good long weekend.
- Latitudequilts (opted out) (gurligregersen.com)
- Art Quilt Completed (thescroobiouspip.com)
Yes, there has been quite a bit of procrastinating the week. Taking my mind of the 150 years challenge quilt to do something quilty without the maths. I was doing a paper collage with my daughter and it reminded me of the Bethan Ash book I reviewed here and the american version of the same book many moons ago.
It got me thinking how fun it would be to do something entirely fused with lots of quilting.
Not sure this one works – but it was fun. Perhaps more cohesion and overlapping with the fabric would be more effective. This is a tiny 12″ by 12″ for practise and learning purposes.
Today I got busy with the back of the 150 years challenge quilt. It seemed a shame after many hours spent making up the numbers 15o, not to use at least one of them somewhere.
So I did…
for the back
Next up – basting and quilting.
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I had a great day out a few Sundays ago, the last day of ‘Twisted Thread Knit and Stitch show‘ held at the Kensington Olympia was on. There were loads of stalls filled with all sorts of interesting things from fabric to wool, felt and beads. Anything crafty went. Got to go to the small quilt exhibition set up by the guild where one of my local quilt members was. I think it would be nice for there to be an element of the fast growing modern quilt guild…maybe?
Any way I got mesmerised by someone hand spinning yarn and a group who where using plastic bags to crochet up some beautiful garments – how cool is that!?
Yes, this coat is mainly recycled plastic shopping bags – WOW
All in all a fun day out.
I’ve pretty much finished the body of this one and I’m happy with it:) From what started out very differently using the numbers 150,
it’s ended up much more like how I had originally planned it, but by cutting the circle into pie shapes of different colours and hues in order to be able to sew it back together again, inspiration was drawn from colour wheels and Caryl Bryer Fallert.
Steep learning curve on those curves.
Just need to add the finishing touches then I can take it along to the next London Modern Quilt Guild Meeting.
Looking forward to it.
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- Underground Mission (travelbetweenthepages.com)