The test piece so far

Image

Now hung up in My Dye Room, contemplating is underway

I have also been posting the progress on Facebook, click here to go to my Page.

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

t r a c y

* If you like what I do, then others might too – thank you for liking and sharing *

Advertisements

Ideas Progressing

Image

The next stage…

1 Discharge paste ironed once dry

2 Removing freezer paper stencils…

3 Removing more freezer paper stencils..

4 Ready to be washed…

5 Ready to be washed, then onto the next stage.

I have also been posting the progress on Facebook, click here to go to my Page.

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

t r a c y

* If you like what I do, then others might too – thank you for liking and sharing *

Ideas

Image

I have been contemplating these ideas for too long, need to get them onto cloth.

No idea how this test piece will turn out!

1 Drawing pattern onto freezer paper

2 Pattern cut out with scalpel blade

3 Ironing it on

4 More ironing…

5 More ironing…

6 Discharge paste on, waiting for it to dry

have also been posting the progress on Facebook, click here to go to my Page.

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

t r a c y

* If you like what I do, then others might too – thank you for liking and sharing *

A little bit of quilting does you good

Image

After an enforced absence, so chuffed I have managed a bit of sewing today, now for burying the threads….

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

t r a c y

* If you like what I do, then others might too – thank you for liking and sharing *

More Journal Quilts 2017

Image

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

t r a c y

* If you like what I do, then others might too – thank you for liking and sharing *

My Journal Quilts 2017 so far

Image

I have been a ‘lurker’ in the Quilters’ Guild Contemporary Group for quite a while and this year decided to join in with the Journal Quilts challenge.  Each quilt has to be 11″ square but you could choose your own theme and design.

I chose the Theme of ‘Colour’.

I wanted to use similar techniques but different colours, playing with the position of the square and starting point of the spiral.  The intention is that the set of 12 will hang together as a whole piece so the placement of the colours, square and quilting were part of the design.

Techniques: hand dyeing, fusible appliqué, spiral quilting

Here are mine so far…

January

February

March

April

May

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

t r a c y

* If you like what I do, then others might too – thank you for liking and sharing *

All Ready for Binding

Image

Quilting all done
2015 Nov 08 All Ready for Binding 2 t r a c y f o x
2015 Nov 08 All Ready for Binding 3 t r a c y f o x
2015 Nov 08 All Ready for Binding 4 t r a c y f o x
2015 Nov 08 All Ready for Binding 5 t r a c y f o x

Squaring up done2015 Nov 08 All Ready for Binding 1 t r a c y f o x

Overlocking the edges done
2015 Nov 08 All Ready for Binding 6 t r a c y f o x

I use a stitch in the ditch foot and move the needle position over the left as far as it will go, set the machine to a zig zag stitch and secure the edges of the whole quilt.
2015 Nov 08 All Ready for Binding 7 t r a c y f o x

I then half the stitch length and repeat a second time.  I have found this makes a big difference, it stabilizes the edges of the quilt and there isn’t any messing about trying to control the 3 layers when applying the binding, the bound edges seem to behave themselves a lot better too, especially if the quilt is to be displayed.
2015 Nov 08 All Ready for Binding 8 t r a c y f o x

Next step, deciding on the binding!

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

t r a c y

* If you like what I do, then others might too – thank you for liking and sharing *