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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Revisiting Earth Sky

 I've been plugging away on this series that consists of collaged fabrics overprinted, then quilted - it's been going well for a couple of months.
I've been using my Janome 6500 to free motion zig zag the edges of the collage together before adding the printing.  Now my machine is on the blink.  I called to schedule a repair, but they can't get to my machine for several weeks.

Yes, I know I could be fusing everything, but I don't want the expense or trouble of putting fusible web on the back of all my fabrics.  My 200 yard roll of Mistyfuse is dwindling and I don't want to replace it right now. 

Soooooo . . . I have decided to work instead with the printed surface on whole cloth quilts for a while and see how that goes.  As a starting point, I am returning to this painted whole cloth piece that I started working on last year and set aside. 
 I am really in love with this horizon line where the ground paint meets the sky paint.  I've been hesitant to add block printing - for fear it would be ruined, but I forge ahead with my plan.  Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Stay tuned you say - I can do nothing else your before and after shots have me hooked!