Friday, 31 July 2009

Quilting Arts Padfolio

I made the Decorative Fabric Portfolio from the Quilting Arts Gifts 2008/09 magazine. If I made this again I would either satin stitch the edges or use bias tape or some form of decorative edging as I wasn't happy with the "roughness" of the edges just using zig-zag. I really enjoyed the dying, stamping, screen printing, painting process and cutting up the "made" fabric was exciting and it looked much better when reassembled than it did in one piece.

I purchased this Amy Butler pattern and it says to use 2 and a half metres of fabric - I used this beautiful fabric

And after I laid out the pattern I discovered that 1.5 metres was more than ample fabric for this pattern this was using directional fabric - so if you were using a fabric that was not directional you would not need even 1.5 metres - as you can see I have
plenty of fabric to spare - to use on lovely things like
pin cushions etc. Will post a pic once I have completed the
top - don't hold your breath!

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Its been a while

Well my foray into blogging has been sporadic, at best! So here is an update on what I have been doing lately:
I am working my way through Kelly Rae Roberts' Book "Take Flight" and am doing the little projects in it - here is what I have done so far.

It is from the first chapter in which D J Pettitt's work is featured. Not totally happy with it - but it is a start, the bits that are influenced by DJ Pettitt are not actually shown in this picture -they are little tags but not quite finished yet. Some of the projects from the book I will make as pages and tie them all together as a finished peice with the little tags.

This next piece is from the second chapter with Laurie Mika . Kelly Rae uses the contributing artists techniques rather than styles as elements in her own art. With Laurie Mika she used polymer clay. My adaptation of it is a little different - here it is

It is on a small 10x10cm canvas - on the side it says "Yes, I am a princess, can't you see my crown". And here is another one, on the side of this one it says "Queens Rule"