Chicago Challenge

I've given up counting what block I'm up to..

I'm just going to do it…..


I'm unable to sew a block while I am traveling, so I've drawn one and this is my challenge in Chicago City.

I think I could take any part of this drawing and create an applique.

But I decided to print it onto fabric.

I think it looks great.


The print is crisp and clear and I printed it on my Pixma printer.

I first cut a piece of fusible web, A4….. in reality, I could use freezer paper and iron it to the back of the fabric.

Now this is a wonderful fabric. I bought it quite cheaply, say around $5 a yard… I was so excited when I saw it, I bought about 20 yards and then I had to get it home… but I've used it for many things..

The drawn Rhino is one of those projects.


You might wonder why I love this fabric so much…. well it's a very tight weave, and when I draw or print on it, it  reacts like paper…. I get a really crisp finish.

What I'm going to do with the print is a mystery… but because it has fusible web on the back, I think I'm going to cut out some of the images and put them into separate areas on another piece of fabric… sort of extend the print…. what about a piece of Newspaper print….. The Chicago times…!!!!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Wendy in Kennewick says:

    I like that idea… thanks for sharing your train of thought.

  2. Deb Berkebile says:

    What type of fabric is this that you used?

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