This was an epic fail. It shouldn't have been, I had lots of ideas and lots of blue fabric and thought this will be fun. I think the too many ideas thing might have been the problem.
At first I thought I'd make a shape that would tesellate and lots of different blue fabrics would fit together, to make a background mosiac and I'd quilt it. I made a few shapes, tested the shapes on paper, realised it would be a very big quilt so, I then put the template aside to work on something else and lost them! They are in the house somewhere but nowhere I could lay my hands on them.
So last weekend, plan B was to make a print of sea inspired colours using my new Gelli plate and some paint. I prevaricated between printing on fabric or on paper and figured that as I was learning how to use the thing, I should stick to paper to print on, scan it into the computer and print on printable fabric sheets I had from Electric Quilt and I could quilt that.
It took some attempts to get what felt to me like sea colours and this was the one I thought I could add some quilting to. Then I got a tummy bug and was under the weather for most of the week. By the time I went looking for my printable fabric sheets I couldn't find them either. I am starting to think the two presses where I shove everything into are like the Tardis and are much bigger on the inside!
So deadline approaching, and too late to order anything from the internet, I tried quilting on the paper. That did not work at all!
Nice tension on fabric, skipped stitches on paper with wadding behind it. I googled and got lots of freezer paper stuff but no joy on the cardstock paper. Feels like there should be a way to do this, don't you think?
So apologies, this one did not work out as I had hoped this time.
I hope its ok if I share with you previous water themed projects so you would have more to see than a printed sheet of paper.
|Making Waves started as an Endeavourers project and was exhibited with the Irish Patchwork Society.|