Saturday, March 29, 2008

Thread and fiber sandwich with straw fiber beads

Here is one of the thread sandwiches I made a couple of weeks ago. I then made some fiber beads and glued them on.

Challenge wall hanging

This is a challenge wall hanging I made for the quilting expo to be held here next weekend. You bought a fabric packet and then made whatever you liked from it. The colors are not my thing but.............It didn't turn out too bad. I don't expect to win a thing, but it was challenging for me just to step outside my comfort zone and create something that hundreds of people are going to view and comment (good & bad) on. It had to have the word memory or memories somewhere on the quilt. I think the idea behind this particular fabric being chosen along with the word memories was something to do with the 60's????
Let me know what you think of my very "colorful" flower garden!!!

Finished at last!!

I finally got the binding on my portrait quilt.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Egyptian Swaps

On my Unlimited Textiles group we are swapping Egyptian Quilties and dolls. I love this Quiltie . I wish I had made myself one but then it wouldn't have been a "One of a kind" would it??

And the Egyptian doll. I still need to put hands on her.

March's Textile challenge

Textile challenges group had a glue gun challenge. I took the fabric sandwiches and used my glue pieces I made way last summer. Glue guns are fun for embellishments. Here is my challenge .

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Fiber & Thread Sandwiches

Yesterday and today I played around with threads~n~Fiber sandwiches. Well that's what I call them anyhow. I took a piece of lightweight fabric for the bottom or backing,laid it on solvy dissolve stabilizer, then cut snips of different fibers, yarns and threads and layered them on. Sprayed it all with quilting spray adhesive put a layer of fine tulle over it, free motion embroidered on top then put it in hot water to shrink it. Not sure what I'll use these for, possibly covers on altered books or more drawing journals.