Monday, May 25, 2009
Fast and Furious
This long piece of fabric was made during the last few days. A lot of work, but all done at a fast and furious pace and such fun. I went into my bits bag and chose a bunch of fabrics in the colours I thought would look good together, ironed them and cut them with my roller cutter into strips of various widths. Out came my threads and I picked the ones that were almost finished, the same with my bobbins. I had run out of bobbins when I needed to use a new colour and there were so many with a little thread left. The strips were laid randomly and stuck down lightly top and bottom with a glue stick. These were left to dry before starting to stitch. I rolled the strip up from one end and used all the stitches I fancied from my Bernina stitches to join the fabrics together. Now that was fun!
You may be wondering what on earth I'm going to use this for? Hopefully they will be used to make covers for the Journals I'm making for a swap with friends from the Surface Design Yahoo Group. A few years ago I made a bag using something similar.
This is a detail of my latest strip.