Free hand fillers? Fast and Fun!
Teeny, tiny freehand fillers? Challenging, but manageable.
Teeny, tiny freehand fillers that are also symmetrical? ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR freakin MIND?
So, that explains a lot...(insert google-eyes here!)
|There is about an eighth of an inch between each line of stitching.|
I am trying out Judi Madsen's style, using her designs. As I stitched today I wondered how on EARTH she quilts this intensively with four young children underfoot...UNbelievable!
This is a practice quilt, and it's working!
This was my quilting with ZERO practice...when I first jumped in:
|First attempt = pretty rough.|
Eleven hours of stitching later...I'm starting to develop a rhythm.
|Still not perfect, but the spacing is much better, & lines are more fluid.|
Speaking of Practice...Tomorrow I am teaching a "Day & Night" workshop (an Eleanor Burns technique). I haven't used the technique in a while, so thought I should refresh my memory.
It is a precision block (I seem to be doing lots of precision work lately) that starts out as strip sets.
|"Left" and "Right" strip sets.|
|Can you see why it's called "Day and Night"?|
And, this is the center of the finished block:
|Guess I still know what I'm doing!|
And, the back, of course!
|"Swirling" the intersection reduces bulk in the center of the block.|
Shaving cream, anyone?Yesterday our fiber art group messed around (and I do mean messed!) making shaving cream prints.
We won't know how things actually look for a few more days. The paint needs time to cure, and then the shaving cream that didn't scrape off needs to be washed away.
Basically, we made a bed of shaving cream upon which to float paint. We then dragged various tools through the paint to create swirls and marbling.
|Paint on top of shaving cream|
|Fabric picking up paint|
|Goopy with shaving cream and excess paint!|
|We discovered that the cardboard "squeegee" works better in a more vertical position than in this photo.|
This just smeared things...not the desired effect.
|This one is Sue's. Even with the haze of cream, we know this one will be beautiful!|
Sue used metallic on black.
Part of our challenge is to use at least one of our new fabrics to create something before we meet again...stay tuned!
Linking up with:
I Quilt Thursdays, at Pretty Bobbins
Whoop Whoop Friday, at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Fabric Frenzy Friday, at Fort Worth Fabric Studio
Show off Saturday, at Sew Can She
Have a fabulous weekend!
Try, Learn, Grow!
Comments are welcome. Thanks so much for looking around!