-- I met with Lily Liu and I had a great time seeing how she makes her incredible fabric bowls -- not a stitch in sight, and out of strips of fabrics (ok, so you knew 'line' would be in there somewhere, right?) I took lots of great photos and will be posting them this Friday....
then ended the day experiencing a wild night of thunderstorms and tornado warnings....
so, today waking to a quiet day,
I wanted to continue sharing what I have been up to with my tree skeletons.
Since there were narrow limbs on my trees, I decided that a bit of reverse applique would get me to my next step of couching, easily:
Here we go:
|with my background winter sky fabrics selected I was ready to go|
|first I enlarged my drawings|
then copied them onto freezer paper with marker
next, I press the freezer paper to the right side of the black fabric
and laid these on top of the right side of the winter sky fabrics
|pinned it all together|
|shortened my stitch length on my sewing machine|
and stitched over all the lines
|with it all stitched, I removed the pins|
and removed all the paper
|next I used my wonderful Kai bent edge scissors|
and removed all the fabric from the areas I wanted sky fabric to show through
|once I completed this for all 4 of my small quilt tops |
I am ready to sandwich my quilt and start couching!
Tomorrow, check back in to learn how to 'couch' those lines and quilt at the same time.