Saturday, August 8, 2015

A long time between stops

It has, indeed, been a very long time between posts.  For many reasons. I have been busy on Instagram and facebook with a few challenge groups, but also, we have been renovating and for months, my studio has been packed away!  But my textile work has been languishing, although i have been doing a lot of hand work.
So, to infuse a bit of interest for me i have begun making journal quilts again.  Hopefully playing in this way will get me back on track!
I now keep my journal quilts in a book, so they are easy to look up and refer to
The quilts are 5" (five inches) square
 They are just about playing with materials and tecchniques.
And here is my first new one!

This one  made from a base of gold organza needlefelted onto some batting, then I have added some scraps of sheers, organza, chiffon and netting and stitched around them free motion.  I also added a piece of dyed batting which i attached with free motion pebbles.  I felt that the focus needed to be floral, so i added a free motion sketch of some basic flowers.  I finally finished off with some beads and running stitch.
Considering how long it is since i sat at my machine, I am pleased with this one.  Let's hope that it is the first of many, hopefully weeky journal quilts!

2 comments:

  1. I was simply delighted to see you back posting to your blog, since I'm not on any of the other social media sites. This was a fun piece, and I liked how you described what you did and how you did it. I look forward to more SOON!!

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  2. I has been a while hasn't it. Glad to see you are back posting. I'm also happy to see your little "play" pieces and hear how you accomplished them. I'll have to catch you up in an email.

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