Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Friday, September 2, 2016
Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) 2016 Benefit Auction starts on 16 September. 36 members from the Oceania region donated quilts that feature in the Oceania Collection.
Leading up to the auction a selection of Oceania members are participating in a blog hop (full list here).
I revisited the idea of linking chains that I'd used in a previous quilt. In that quilt I'd used trapunto with polyester batting. Where it had been 'trapuntoed', and there was no stitching, the fabric had wrinkled. Something I was keen to avoid this time.
The process ...
|all purpose inks for fantast/x by Tsukineko|
|trialling the colours|
Plain aloe vera gel was painted on before the inks were applied.
The gel stops the inks migrating elsewhere and also makes applying the inks easier.
|building up layers of ink|
|painting mostly done|
The stitching does slightly flatten the area.
The batting is trimmed. With all the stitching the middle became a bit puckered. This was fixed by trimming it away and adding another layer of fabric in the space.
Another layer of batting and backing added.
Matchstick quilting in progress.
Be sure to have a look at the other participants in the blog hop (full list here).
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Each year Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) holds a benefit auction where members can donate a 12x12" quilt. The auction starts 2pm EDT, 16th September, details on how the auction works are available on SAQA's website.
This year 36 members of SAQA's Oceania region donated quilts. Click on the graphic above to view the online gallery showcasing The Oceania Collection and to view each of the quilts. Mine is second on the left on the third row.
Leading up to the auction 16 Oceania members will show how their quilts were made and what inspired them to make them in the SAQA Oceania Blog Hop 2016. Click here to see the blog hop schedule.
Here are the first four: