Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Textile Challenges - January

The Challenge for this month on Textile Challenges is to make a paper quilt 12" square, with a fabric backing - actually following the criteria in the latest edition of Quilting Arts magazine. As you can see I don't take very good photos!
Here is a closeup of the top half using my scanner - a lot easier! The papers I used are table napkins, the main 'quilt' is a whole napkin which had a cream centre and green border originally (I nobbled from my next door neighbour over Christmas) I seem to be painting a lot of things 'orange' lately; it must be this ready mixed paint I have!
This is a closeup of the bottom half, and you can see I have embellished the painted napkins with beads, eyelets, tyvek, a piece of lace and various rubber stamping. There is some hand stitching with metallic thread (in the top half) but most of the stitching is done with the machine.

Monday, 7 January 2008

Calendar Girls 2008 - January

I've received my first Post Card of twelve from Carol M one of the Calendar Girls 2008 Group, of which I am a very proud member!
Carol has free machine embroidered leaves and sunflower petals onto painted Lutradur, then burned some of it away, to reveal the blue underneath. It is gorgeous, and makes a great start to my full set.
To see the inspiration and find out more, just click on the Calendar Girls pretty button on the right hand side of the page.