Category Archives: Quilting
Here is my second fabric postcard based on the same photograph.
(See the first one here)
This one is a little more colourful.
Fabric postcard loosely based on a photograph I took from the cruise ship between Vancouver and Alaska.
The title is from the first line of Golden Rowan by Bliss Carmen.
This is a fused applique I recently finished for the Out of the Box colour challenge.
It is from a photograph I took of a fawn that, with its mother regularly visited my cottage in Calabogie. The deer are quite used to humans and don’t run off as long as there is a bush or a tree (and sometimes just a long piece of lumber) between you and them and you don’t get too close.
I used machine stitches on the tree trunk and branches for shading then coloured between the stitches using Derwent Inktense Blocks. The leaf detail is hand embroidered.
I just finished some fabric Christmas Trees for the Art and Craft Sale next weekend.
Fisher Park Community Recreation Centre
Christmas Craft Show & Sale
Saturday, December 6, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
I was planning on making some pin dolls but they weren’t working out as I had hoped, so I started playing around with Photoshop and ended up doing another fused applique. It was supposed to be simple and quick and it was until I decided that it needed some hand embroidery.
On one of my recent early morning walks I came face to face with the local fox. After staring at each other for a few seconds I tried to turn my camera on and get the lens cap off and s/he took off down the road. The fox turned off down a neighbour’s driveway. By the time I got to the driveway it was gone. I glanced around and in another neighbour’s back yard, across the road, was a very large raccoon. He gave me lots of time to take pictures.
This fused applique was much easier to do than my previous ones as it has fewer pieces. The quilting took a little longer as I outlined the background flowers and partially thread painted some of them, following the details in the fabric.
Another fused applique wall hanging. This time I followed Roberta Russell’s “About Faces” in A for Artistic‘s Spring 2014 emagazine.
Roberta likes shoes so that is what I chose for the subject.
This fused applique portrait is a bit more complicated than my previous ones.
I used 5 fabrics instead of 4 and there were many more pieces to cut out. There were 19 pieces of the pink and 30 pieces of the yellow fabric. It felt like I was cutting for days!
Once it was all pieced together I realized that the green fabric wasn’t dark enough so I coloured it using Inktense Blocks and a paintbrush. I left the pattern (gold, red, etc) in the fabric untouched.
I used a photograph that I took of a Golden Eagle at the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre in Coaldale, Alberta.
I have finished my latest project.
I described in a previous post (here) how I prepared the pattern from an old photograph.
I dyed the pale green fabric using inks because I couldn’t find the fabric I was sure I had bought to use in this project. (I found the fabric a minute after I finished the piece.)
The hair and background were quilted using free motion embroidery.