Sunday, March 27, 2016
Last summer I played with Tee Juice markers and made lots of 6 inch impressionist type paintings on fabric.
I have made numerous items with them, and this is the latest.
I used a variety of threads, and just played with them, seeing how the lines looked with different thicknesses and colors.
That was fun in itself!
I'll do more of that. See Xs and knots, and straight stitch and daisies. I learned I prefer thick threads for a bold look.
When it came time to make it into something, I pulled out my improv mind, and started adding strips of scraps.
The quilting is done with a some free motion, some walking foot echo lines, and my very favorite program stitch...
You can see the Tee juice marker circles painted in this shot. I had about four colors, and dotted the fabric watching colors blend and move. I started with yellow, and added the others to see how they changed when overlapped.
You can't plan that kind of thing.
The binding was done by machine, brought to the front and then two lines of machine stitching on top with YLI gold metallic thread.
The whole piece is a bit larger than my IPAD older version.
So I plan to make it into a carrier for that. Don't know how I want to do it yet, but I know it will make me smile to see it each time.
Just make stuff, you never know where it will end up!