Choices Choices

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Now I have finally decided on the grid layout for this basted piece of double hand dyed cotton it was time to choose thread.

I couldn’t decide between these so will be using them all!Under My Needle Purple Cushion thread choices by t r a c y f o x

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‘Under My Needle’: Basted hand dyed cotton

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This hand dyed piece of cotton is basted and ready for some serious free motion quilting.  For the first time I decide to do a little marking to break up the 20 inch square piece into sections and I am planning on doing a different design in each.  It is destined to become a cushion…unless I change my mind of course.Under My Needle Purple Cushion basted by t r a c y f o x

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‘On My Wall’: Hand Dyed Purple Shibori

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One of the designs currently on ‘My Design Wall’On My Wall Hand Dyed Purple Shibori 1 by t r a c y f o x

On My Wall Hand Dyed Purple Shibori 2 by t r a c y f o x
On My Wall Hand Dyed Purple Shibori 3 by t r a c y f o x

Still debating on the orientation and the stitching / quilting but will share when I have decided!

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t r a c y

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‘Taster’ Colour Bundle Book

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*Update 12/10/2015: This bundle has had a name change! It is now the ‘Starter’ Colour Bundle. Click here to find out why!

I have been creating more projects from ‘The List’. You can see more about this list in a previous post

This particular project uses one ‘Taster’ Colour Bundle which is made up of x20 5″ x 10″ pieces and will be displayed on my stand so visitors can see the sizes of the individual pieces, the 10 colours and the 2 designs available in more detail. And yes, you will be able to touch it!

I gave this preview of the ‘work in progress’ on my Facebook page recently.'Taster' Colour Bundle by t r a c y f o x work in progress

To give these ‘pages’ a little more body I have used some light weight interfacing and fusible web.  Here are some more photos before I stitched them together.

Front ‘page’ and the Colour Texture ‘pages’ showing the designs and colours.
Taster Colour Bundle front page Colour Texture pages
Back ‘page’ and the Full Colour Texture ‘pages’ showing the designs and colours.
Taster Colour Bundle back page Full Colour Texture pages
Taster Colour Bundle back page Full Colour Texture pages 1

This is the ‘book’ stitched together and ready for display.
Taster Colour Bundle stitched front2 by t r a c y f o x
Taster Colour Bundle stitched front3 by t r a c y f o x
Hope you like it.

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t r a c y

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Work made with ‘Painted Fusible Web’

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I taught a class recently and wanted the group to see how the ‘Painted Fusible Web’ could be used in their work so I created samples to give them some ideas, some of which are described below.

This is a simple example where a single piece of painted web was cut with a rotary cutter to create straight edges, the middle section rotated 180 degrees and then ironed onto fabric. I used purple and silver metallic acrylic paint.
Painted Fusible Web on white fabric by t r a c y f o x

You can also play with the orientation to create different looks.
Painted Fusible Web on white fabric by t r a c y f o x vertical

I absolutely love the visual texture and patterns you can create with this technique.  In this example the painted web was torn around the edges and ironed onto a card blank  (A6 size landscape).  More embellishment could be added but I really liked the pattern and decided to leave it as it was.Painted Fusible Web on white card by t r a c y f o x

Close up of the patterning…Painted Fusible Web on white card by t r a c y f o x close up

This is the same idea but using black card instead of white.  I had to think a little more carefully about the colours to use to make sure they could be seen against the dark colour. Lots of gorgeous metallic acrylic paint in this one.Painted Fusible Web on black card by t r a c y f o x

Close up of the patterning…
Painted Fusible Web on black card by t r a c y f o x close up

And perhaps my favorite. Again I painted a single piece of fusible web and then ripped it into smaller pieces, spacing them out with increasingly bigger gaps between, ironed onto weight cotton fabric and then created a quilt sandwich.  I then free motion quilted the 3 layers together again increasing the space between the rows of stitching.
Painted Fusible Web on white fabric with free motion quilting by t r a c y f o xPainted Fusible Web on white fabric with free motion quilting by t r a c y f o x close up
Painted Fusible Web on white fabric with free motion quilting by t r a c y f o x close up 2
Painted Fusible Web on white fabric with free motion quilting by t r a c y f o x close up 3

If you belong to a group and would like to find out more about doing this class with me, then you are welcome to email me at tracyjanefox@Hotmail.com

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t r a c y

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Class: Blue Foam Block Printing

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As promised in the previous post about Painted Fusible Web here are more photos from the class I taught at Patchwork Parade this week.  This time sharing the fabulous prints the Lovely Ladies created using Blue Foam Block Printing.

This is a sample block I had made and the prints onto fabric.
Blue Foam Print Block large paperclips by t r a c y f o x Blue Foam Print Block large paperclips on fabric by t r a c y f o x

The group started with a blank block each and following a demonstration from me, created their own design and away they went.
I was so busy admiring the work they were creating, I nearly forgot to take the photos!Class at Patchwork Parade Blue Foam Stamp 1Class at Patchwork Parade Blue Foam Stamp 3 Class at Patchwork Parade Blue Foam Stamp 2Class at Patchwork Parade Blue Foam Stamp 4Class at Patchwork Parade Blue Foam Stamp 5Class at Patchwork Parade Blue Foam Stamp 6

If you would like to know more about booking this class with me, please email me at tracyjanefox@hotmail.com

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