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Monday, September 8, 2014

So the Restart is Very Slow....

I really did intend to post more regularly. And I have written some amazing blog posts since the last one. You just never got to read them, because they never made it out of my head, down my arm to my fingers and onto the keyboard. Trust me though, you would have been amazed and entertained.

Another activity that has languished over the last year is quilt making.  Not that I haven't been sewing. It's just that my quilting has been more about using traditional patterns, and using up fabric. During this time my creative muscles have been exercised by taking art classes, and learning to use a lot of different art supplies, and techniques. Last week I finally found myself wanting to get back to creative quilting. Here is my first step, drawn with fabric marker. The crow is a stamp.

 
Next, I added some paint. The red was applied first, and heat set. Then the green and blue were added. I like painting on fabric with a white-on-white design, as the paint really makes the design stand out.


Next came a little bit of fabric collage, and some more drawing with fabric markers. That creature is supposed to be a llama, but I got the head wrong. It came out as more of a horsedog. What can I say? It was my first ever llama. Of course I didn't practice first before diving in with the markers. That would have made too much sense!

 

This was followed by more stitching, paint and collage, and finally the beginning of some quilting.

 
I'm enjoying this. I haven't decided yet if this piece is interesting, or just a big mess. But at any rate, it feels good to get back to creative sewing. That's all for now. Hope to see you again, sooner.

5 comments:

Annette F Tait said...

ooh! it looks great Karen and I love the crayfish hat! oh so chic :) ..and I know what you mean about blog posts not making it down the arm and

Rabbits' Guy said...

Run it by Michelle over there at Raspberry Rabbits - just get a copyright on it first! She may want to use it for a pattern!

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful design and colours and the llama is great, I recognised it for what it is, immediately!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

I love it! LOL RG! :)

speedyrabbit said...

Sorry I'm Late seeing this,but simply put I love it and the lama looks pretty good to me,Can't wait to see the finished result,xx Rachel