Monday, May 30, 2011

Black and White quilt and mat

A couple of years ago I participated in a fat quarter swap. I chose black and white but had no idea what I would do with the fat quater's until I saw Margot's quilt in this design. I loved the design and right away knew what I was doing with my black and white fat quarters. I also chose a red back background with small red cherries with green stems to give a splash of colour to the quilt.
I also made this little centre mat to match the table in the room.
Keep stitching
Delia

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Gelatin plate

Today  I had heaps of fun in a Gelatin plate class with Michelle at Palmwoods.
I had been wanting to try this technique out for ages but never got around to it.
It is so easy.
Recipe for the plate is 4 tablespoons gelatin and mix with 1 cup of boiling water to dissolve. Add 1 cup of cold water and pour into an ice cream container or similar and place in the fridge to set.

Unmold and place some fabric paint on top ( you can use medium) and push it around to cover with the back of a plastic spoon.

Now you can put a stencil on top and paper over a couple of time to take the excess paint off. You can use this paper to make cards later.

Put your fabric on top the plate and light rub to transfer the paint. You will get a few off the one rubbing and you can also use the stencil by putting them on the fabric a few times. Each time you will get a lighter design but still lovely.

Keep stitching
Delia

What have I been up to. Wareable art

I just love how this top turned out. I have had many comments on it.

I make the fabric from speciality wools. It is constructed on washaway and then gridded and stippled. I am wanting to make one for my granddaughter. I thinks she will just love being like Nana.

I have a few things to show you but will post one a day so not to over load you with ideas.

It has been a while since I posted but hope to update more in the future.

 Keep stitching
Delia

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Charity quilt

We had a lovely day the other day when we donated two quilts to a deserving lady. We enjoyed making this quilt and it was extra special to give it to someone so appreciative.

There are 12 of us in the group  the Jelly Rolls but a few could not make it on the day.
Keep stitching Delia