Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday Stitching

Having some fun with this little fabric postcard. Trying out quilting lines and little circles. I really like the little circles and keep getting better at them as I go. I notice that once I've gone over it with paint, the eye tends to see the whole and not the individually messy lines I made as I did this. Which is great since I wasn't concerned with being perfect, just enjoying the zen of machine stitching and free-motion quilting.

The fabric is handpainted. I taped off sections of it so I could write the words. The word engage is done with a calligraphy marker. The other words were done with a micron fine tip.

I used various colors of rayon thread and then went over the parts left in relief with Shiva paintstiks. The gold is obvious but there is also iridiscent red and iridescent purple. It is hard to know when to quit. I just need to go over the letters with a gel pen I think, to make the other words pop out more. They are sort of lost in everything else.

Stuff like this makes doing loads of laundry and dishes go much faster.

I have four or five of these that I was going to use in a swap and changed my mind. So I did some quilting on another one and think I'll put some beads on this one.

 If you have a moment, let me know what you think of these. And click on the photos if you want a closer look.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Saturday is satisfying.


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