Monday, 2 January 2012

Let the sewing comence in 2012..

Initial beginings for zodiac wall hanging.
Water added.

It needed something at the botton hence the little fish.

Further ideas in the sketch book for the boarders.

From papaer to fabric.
A few days ago I decided I needed to do some sewing. I went into my sewing room and stood staring at the fabric stash but I felt so lost and over whelmed. I didn't have a clue what I wanted to make. I then spent some time looking through books and magazines for inspiration but nothing inspired me. In the end I started a baby quilt for my nephew and his partner who are expecting a little girl in March. However this was soon abandoned as I had a brain wave on how to do the water on my Aquarius wall hanging. I have to say the idea came after watching a DMTV show in which Linda Kemshall paints the glue side of bondaweb. I have been thinking about how I was going to achieve the water on the wall hanging for months. Well once I started the water just flowed and I was really pleased with myself.  The end was insight to finishing my little wall hanging until I measured it and discovered it was 4" to small to enter the small wall hanging category. NOOOOOOOOOOOO! I was not going to be defeated so off to abikahn where I bought some white lining. Out came the fabric paints and dyes and lots of scribbling in the sketch book and I have designed two boarders. I will add these boarders using the quilt as you go method. PHEW! My wall hanging is saved and God willing will be entered into Harrogate this year.


jan said...

Just beautiful, just like my lovely little friend.
Happy New Year xxxxx

Susan said...

Thank you Jan and a very happy new year to you to xx