Friday, March 22, 2013

Papercut to Fabric

I wanted to try combining my papercut design with some of my snow dyed fabric.
I paired this one with black

Layered them with batting and backing


from the backside I stitched the design


then I began cutting away




The result is not as crisp and clean as it could be, think I might try different method next time.

Linking up with Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Fridays





39 comments:

QuiltSwissy said...

It looks amazng from here!. Was it difficult to cut out?

Carol A. Babineau said...

Yes, just amazing!

Joan said...

I love that!! Took me a while to work out exactly how you had done that...but I got there - its really lovely!

Yes Mam! Fiber Art said...

All I can say is, Wow!

Mary Stori said...

Okay, okay...now you gotta tell us how on earth you managed to cut the fabric so precisely??? It's fabulous.... Maybe in your next blog post??

Karen S Musgrave said...

Fabulous! I love it. You are amazing.

Threadpainter said...

All I can say is ... WOW !!!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Yowsiers is that gorgeous! You have hit a home run!

talksilkpainting said...

This is simply stunning! I hope you will share your process, too...

Nancy Bowron said...

Beautiful work. I agree with Mary, please post about the tools you used to cut the fabric so cleanly!

Margaret said...

very cool, looks good.

Terri Stegmiller said...

Such a beautiful design!

Quilt Rat said...

For those who are asking about the technique....sort of a mock mola idea, I suppose, it was not at all difficult to cut...first, the stitching must be as precise as possible to ensure a good end result....then I just had to use a seam ripper to break a few threads creating a tiny hole to begin cutting, I used very small scissors, carefully cutting away fabric very close to the line of thread. It is necessary to concentrate though, so you don't cut the wrong spot LOL! The problem with this one, is that I know because the fabric is not a super tight weave, I will likely begin to get a fair bit of fraying after a while, it was an excellent learning exercise....not only did I enjoy playing with the idea, I did learn something too, which, to me, is the important part :-)



Sylvia said...

I love this. Thanks for sharing your technique!

Marilyn Wall said...

What exactly, is wrong with this? It's beautiful. When I saw it posted on Nina Marie's blog I thought it was a piece of thread work. It's beautiful.

Robbie said...

It is beautiful!!! I can't imagine cutting out all that design! Talk about patience!

Ineke said...

I don't want to be someone who knows better but why didn't you use vlisofix (or something like that)? You have to cut out anyway, but is doesn't fray
Nice piece, I love snowdyeing too.

Linda A. Miller said...

Striking image! You make it look easy...thanks.

Kat Scott said...

I was wondering how you cut through just the one layer of fabric... but scissor cutting that intricate design makes my hand cramp just thinking about it. It is extraordinarily beautiful!!!!

Vicki W said...

I think it looks fabulous!

Sandy said...

This is wonderful. The black really makes the snowdye fabric shine.
Sandy in the UK

M and M plus 3 said...

Very interesting and impressive. Something new to give a try one day perhaps.

Linda Moran said...

Love it, and it looks like something O would like to try! Thanks!!

bohemiannie! art said...

This piece is INCREDible!

Julia said...

WOW... this is AMAZING!

Createology said...

This just takes my breath away. I cannot imagine how you cut the fabric so close to your stitching. Simply Stunning Dear...

Nina Marie said...

gosh - did you hear me gasp - Oh my God! - LOL!! I'm not quite sure what impressed me more how gorgeous it was or how much patience it took to make it - grin. Thanks so much for sharing!

LynCC said...

Oh, but it's so beautiful!! Wow!~

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Lovely, I really dig black, see my work on black in the centennial quilt I'm working on. Good Earth Quilting on Blogger.

Clare Wassermann said...

Maybe you could try Evalon which dyes beautifully, is soft and doesn't fray? Fabulous. You are so patient.

Living to work - working to live said...

First of all, I really like the fabric you started with. I have read so much about snow dyeing this winter, but just not got my act into gear. But it's snowing here again today, so may be later!

I share everyone else's view - lovely. Could you have added a stabiliser to the dyed fabric before you stitched (but then pressed and adhered it after the stitching and cutting). That might make it a bit more robust!

Or just put it in a picture frame and enjoy it on a wall somewhere.

landscapelady said...

all I can say is WOW!!!!!!
love your work :-)

Jaye said...

What about putting paper backed fusible on the back?

Linda M said...

Great piece.

Mary-Kay said...

I think it's beautiful. Makes me want to get back into art quilts. So many ideas, so little time!

Cathy Perlmutter said...

That is simply spectacular!

MulticoloredPieces said...

At the risk of sounding redundant, beautiful piece. I like the fabrics you chose and the intricacy of the design.
best, nadia

Royce said...

oh my...I'm speechless
(not a normal state for me)

Joanne said...

What a fabulous idea!! It looks amazing!

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