Sunday, May 15, 2011

Paper Lamination ATC's

I recently completed my EQA "Circle of Friends" piece which was made from paper lamination. This year's EQA piece was black & white, with up to 30% of a certain colour (Ireland's colour is orange).

ur was orange).
I used the left-overs to make these ATC's.

Altered Books

Linda & Laura Kemshall recently had video clips on their DMTV about making altered books. I found 2 old books in second-hand shop in Galway a few weeks ago that I'm using. 1st stage is to reduce the number of pages in the book by glueing pages together, adding stitch to the pages, and then adding gesso or gel medium to the pages. It's taking a while to get the pages prepped as you have to wait for the gesso or gel medium to dry properly before adding colour to the pages. So I've been putting a coat on the pages every time I get a chance, but haven't got very far at the moment.
I'm going to use one of the books as a sketchbook for an upcoming quilt project that I'm working on.

Messenger Bag

Here's another messenger-type bag that I finished recently. It was made using some Japanese Echino fabric that I love.

I showed the bag at May meeting of the Midwest branch, so here's a photo of that.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Blooming Tulips Wallhanging

I did a workshop with Ferret back in March. The workshop was "Tulips" using a variation on a stack & whack technique.

I got the top pieced together at the workshop so it just needed to be quilted.

Finally got this wall-hanging quilted last week ago.

But I still have a 2nd quilt from the Ferret workshop to machine quilt...