Wednesday, 18 April 2012

..getting a bit bigger....



I'm still doing small samples as well...

..but have made a good start on this piece that is about 70 cms square.

I've had some problems with moving it around on the machine. Each line has to be stitched over a number of times, and that means turning the work around regularly.

I took the precaution of bonding the wadding between the calico layers, so I don't get rucks anywhere. This has worked really well....especially after I did the outer lines first to anchor the cloth. I'm sure "proper" machine quilters would be horrified at some of my methods....but...what the hell....I need to get it done somehow!

Today should see a lot of the stitching done....

...then comes the scary bit :-o

On the samples, I drew my lines and then sprayed the fabric with very dilute layers of dye. result?.....difficult to see some of the lines whilst machining.

So...

...this time I've worked on undyed cloth and, after all the stitching has been done (hours and hours of work)....

...I will then have to spray the whole piece before painting sections.

GULP!

A stitching friend said "I just couldn't do that!"

My reply was....

"Sh*t or bust!"

So, I'll leave you with those words that may be included in the title of the next posting. :-)

1 comment:

bois-fleurie said...

I think nearly everything you do is amazing so I,m certain this will work out in the end.Good Luck.