Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Fiber embellishments

I've been using my Janome Xpressions machine a lot lately. I made post cards for a swap I am in. The last card has copper threads trapped between layers of purple tulle. I really like the result of the tulle, you can't see it but it traps the fibers as it is felted down.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Embellishment machine

I attended a quilting expo in my home town and came home with a new


Xpressions embellishment machine. Have I ever been having fun with it!!! It is amazing what it does for me!! I don't really have much to show yet. I've made a couple of postcards and some 1" squares for a swap on the Textiles yahoo list.
Just finished the 3D butterfly postcard at the top of the page, still needs a back on it but at least the front is done. This machine is soooooooo fun!!!! I think I need to move to more colorful fibers???!!!!

Water color Grapevine wreath

I recently finished this watercolor wall hanging quilt. It was a fun project and I am pleased with the results of it. I even taught myself to free motion quilt and used that technique on this project. The quilt is made up of 2" x 2" squares and each square must be placed to make the heart/wreath design and blend into the black background.