Thursday, October 22, 2015

Setting Flight













The things one contemplates while trying to sleep - like how to make a fine curved bird shape for printing/stamping! After the success of my playful printing I wanted to add some finer 'birds' to my stamped fabric collection. A small paintbrush handle was the right tool for achieving a thin paper curve. Kristine of The Painted Hive has just created a brilliant tutorial for this sort of easy fabric stamping, especially helpful when using larger shapes too.

Having finished stamping my extra fabrics, I was able to complete my Australia Designs quilt top. Now the focus is on some fun quilting, using two or three threads and a variety of stitches. The variety of textures, colours and prints in this quilt make it a creative delight to work with.


 Late yesterday we took a quick trip to the beach for a very windy photoshoot of my Set Free quilt which has just been completed. Looking forward to sharing the story in a few days.


Sharing at WIP Wednesday.





18 comments:

amanda | wildly simple said...

These are such beautiful glimpses of your creative work, Karen.
I love those exquisitely simple little birds in flight. The stitches, colors, textures of those beautiful fabrics.. just beautiful!
I stamped cotton dish towels for my mom one year, I find great joy in creative tasks like those, and sure appreciate your fine work.

kramam said...

You are an artist Karen!
I love the picture of the birds on the fabric (5) as if they fly towards us. 'Just' a few lines and there is so much to see! Beautiful!

Julie said...

Whoever said sleep was restful was obviously not a creative person. Love what I am seeing here.

Susan said...

A beautiful result from your creative process, those tiny birds are so delicate. Great location for your photo shoot.

✿ chica said...

Lindo e sempre criativa.,Karen! bjs, chica

DeborahGun said...

I think your Australian quilt is going to be your most beautiful finish to date Karen. I am going to squeal with delight when you finally reveal the finish!!

Giga said...

I like the idea of painting birds on the material. Beautiful is the last photo of her daughter (I think) with a duvet on the background of the sea. Regards.

Dirk Rosin said...

så kult og stilig !

DeniseinVA said...

How very clever and a beautiful quilt. Love this series of photos.

Mary said...

I'm sure you enjoy quilting the fabric you printed yourself!

Lisa Gordon said...

You are truly so talented, Karen, and I absolutely love the last photograph here. Just perfect!

Michelle said...

I never cease to be amazed at your talent when I visit this blog.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your Aussie quilt is beautiful!! The bird printing is especially wonderful, so simple but effective.

Lori Plyler said...

Oh my gosh - I LOVE this! It took me a sec to figure out what you were doing with that little piece of paper.
The quilt work is amazing as well.

geanina said...

Beautiful work! Complimenti! ;)

diane b said...

Set Free looks so good at the beach. I love the Australian colours and looking forward to seeing it finished.

Anita Johnson said...

I love the addition of fabric stamping...brilliant!

Preeti said...

These little touches on your quilt are just so special!! It's going to be wonderful when finished.

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