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Monday, 11 June 2012

Commissions Progressing

I'm diligently working away on two commissions in anticipation of creating some exciting new threadpaintings!!  Enough diversions.  It's time to get these completed.  Our weekend of solid rain proved good for something!  So... here is Denmark, the commission from Australia.  I've been a bit stumped by the picnic table in the photo.  Finally I figured that I would trace it onto fusible and then press it to fabric & cut it out.

I used my new Mighty Bright light under my extension table for a quick makeshift light box.

Tracing was hard!  I don't trace things.  I'm surprised how tough that was.  I did it though.

Actually, I did it twice.  The first time I chose a fabric that I later realized was way too dark.  haha  Dark as in pure black. So I redid it in the darkest brown I have.  Now I'm working on stitching some life into it and embellishing some of the foreground.  Then Megan - I'll be done!!

I'm also excited to announce that I've fused interfacing onto the backs of enough roughly cut blocks (from my late cousin's clothing) for at least half of the quilt top.  My bad.  I've had this fabric from his mother for about a year without being able to muster up the courage to start this project.  I was totally overcome with fear of messing this up.  So far, so good!

Tonight it our quilt guild's year and potluck.  I can't wait.  It will be a big gathering with fund, games, and lots of exciting announcements for the next biennial show!  ; )  I tried to convince a member to tell me what the theme will be, but she laughed and would not budge.  hehe  Good for her!

See you tomorrow (or tonight)!


Becky said...

What a great idea for the "light box"!! I am totally trying this next time I need one!! Thanks! I trace things all the time, but have a hard time with free hand ;-P. Good luck with your projects!

HollyM said...

Nice that you're getting things done. I love a rainy day for that! Your commissioned piece is lovely.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

What a great idea for a light box! Wow...never thought about trying that!
And keep on interfacing...you are making progress!!

Amish Stories said...

Greetings folks. Richard

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