Challenge Block No 2.

Thoughts and process.

I've shown you the process of making my own fabric for part of this block…. in post No 4.

A piece of fusible web (steam a seam lite) was fused to the back of the image.

I drew the bird onto white dyers muslin with a mechanical pencil and I began to color it in with Derwent metallic pencils… the grey colors were perfect.

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Then it was colored with prisma colored pencils, they are quite waxy and I can get a soft effect on the fabric.

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I worked through the sand color, added the white and then added the grey over the white.

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The image was cut out and ironed to the background. You can see the background through it because the fabric is a little translucent, but I like that effect.

Free motion applique catching the fabric right on the edge holds the image down. Then I switched to an open toed foot and completed the rest of the background of the quilt.

The 6" square to frame the image is a zig zag. 3.00 Sw X .30 Sl and I also added a straight stitch either side of the satin stitch, just to give it a neater appearance.

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So Carolyn Honey….. block No 2. Completed….!!!!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Two blocks!! Are you trying to get ahead here?
    I love your use of colour. The bird is beautiful and where did you get all the envelopes from?
    Carolyn

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  2. Pam says:

    Nup… only one block, the envelopes are the back !!!!

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