Thursday, 6 October 2011

New techniques

I forgot to blog about this, I made it a while ago and am turning it into a pennant for the Quilts for London campaign.

This was a pattern from a book about folding techniques based on scrapbooking. You fuse two pieces of fabric wrong sides together then cut out a pattern on it and fold back some of the pieces so that the back fabric can be seen from the front. The top is then layered onto a third piece which is shown through the holes.

In my example the brown fabric was fused to the back of the butterfly fabric and flipped back so you can see it then the blue fabric was placed behind so you can see it through the holes.

Then it is all stitched down. I got some practise with satin stitch to achieve this. Its not perfect, but it was good to give it a go.

I like the effect of this technique, but it is fiddly and the satin stitch took forever, I will give it another go sometime when I'm in the right frame of mind.

1 comment:

Shay said...

I remember when you first talked about this !

What a great technique to challenge yourself with.