I started with some sky fabric that I had previously painted using textile paints, then I added some brown batiks to the bottom and I was on my way. I had on hand some white fabric with black streaks that I thought would make great birch trees that I cut out and used a short zig-zag to sew down. Then I was stuck-how to do the leaves the way I wanted them to look? I thought about that one for days-more cycling-and then it came to me that I have a wonderful stash of wool and alpaca that would make the tops of the trees look just how I wanted them to. So I pulled off some Cormo wool and alpaca wool, added bits of cut up orange batik fabric and then sewed that down using monofilament thread. Ah, sweet success.
Cathy who creates unique ceramic creations with quilters in mind.
I think that it would be fun to do a series of small quilts exploring this technique. I need to add that to the list on my whiteboard.
I realized the other day that the closet where I store fabric/vintage sheets for donation baby quilts was stuffed to overflowing. Hmmm. Well, I pulled out everything, sorted it by fabric type/color, and then neatly stacked it back in the closet. And I thought that I'd better sew more donation baby quilts to ease the pressure on those closet doors!
|Aren't those large polka dots just fun??|
My flower garden is putting on an awesome last show of the season and I thought that I'd share some photos with you. I so enjoy looking out my sewing room window and seeing the flowers.
If you want to learn a unique way of painting fabric, head over to
Egléa Senna's blog where she graciously shares how she creates her special fabric that she uses to make postcards. Thanks, Egléa, for taking the time to write that post!!
It's supposed to rain here all weekend, so I think that it's going to be a GREAT sewing/fiber weekend (plus football watching).
Happy sewing to you,