Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Project 2009 part 2
Here is my next addition to my ongoing project for 2009. I hope to have 12 pieces/panels by year's end to put together and then quilt. The idea is to use the same image but created in various sizes with many different techniques. I began with a piece of cotton sheeting that once washed and pressed remained very wrinkled, no amount of steam would remove these wrinkles so I decided to use it to my advantage. I wet the piece and then randomly applied some watered down Setacolour fabric paint, let it run and bleed as it liked. I sprinkled a generous amount of coarse salt to the wet surface
and left it to dry thoroughly. The result is a very nice piece of fabric for my background.
The next step was to lightly draw the outline of the image onto the fabric as a placement guide, I cut the shapes in appropriate colours and used just a small bit of fusible web to hold each piece in place. I stabilized the whole thing and did some free motion stitching using those very threads I purchased on the weekend (see my last post). Once this piece is quilted the elements should really pop.