Saturday, February 27, 2010

My very first art quilt ocean treasures !

I am so excited to be sharing my first finished art quilt ! i started with a piece of dyed cheesecloth and i embellished it on my embellisher with merino wool, silk fibres. I added some hand and machine embroidery, angelina fibres lots of beads and shells. I felted it to some blue felt and then added a quilted border which i machine quilted with variegated thread. I definately need more practice with the free motion quilting.

I am so pleased with how it turned out and i love the colours. I managed to find some batik fabric with the same colours as my embellishments and i used this to add the small border and binding. I hope you like it and i would love your feedback ! thanks for looking !

This is a close up of some of the embellishing

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What have i been up to ??

I have sat for what seems like hours staring at my work in progress thinking to myself, what the heck do i do next ! I have been working on a little piece of felted art for a few weeks and i really wanted to turn it into an art quilt ! Well having never made an art quilt or quilted for that matter, the process seems very daunting to me, but i am taking it one step at a time because i was once told
"If you understand what you are doing, then you are not learning anything !! I hope to have it finished very soon so i can show the world my very first art quilt !

In the mean time i thought i would share with you my little craft room its not huge but for me its my little escape sanctuary !

And finally my machines which i got last year for mothers day my anniversary and birthday !!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

My first landscape and piece of art i created on my embellisher

This was the first piece i created that actually looked like something ! i do wish i kept my ugly pieces to share even just for reference so i could see myself improving ! but i was impressed with myself for doing this one ! i will take some pics over the next couple of days of some works in progress. TFL

My first post !!

Welcome to my new blog, i wanted to create this blog to allow me to show the world my textile creations. I am quite new to this art and so i am in my learning process and believe me there is soooo much i want to learn.

My hubby bought me an embellisher machine last may and i also treated myself to a new sewing machine and overlocker and so i have played around a little, i even foolishly threw out some little creations because i hated them, how silly lol !! I now know i could have re used them. Oh well i am sure this will be just one of many mistakes i will encounter.

I have been a scrapbooker and cardmaker for a few years and now this new passion seems to have gotten a hold on me. I so look forward to meeting new friends and learning new techniques on my creative journey.
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