Just a bit of this and that

For the past few days, I’ve been toying with 2″ x 2″ fabric squares for a swap hosted by Belinda Spiwak at Mixed Media Art Friends Yahoo Group.  These are to have a front, middle and back, just like a quilt.  It is interesting to work in this small of an area.  I am thinking of use crazy quilt stitching on top of a patched 2 inch square, kinda tight, but I think it can be done.  Another option is to create felted pieces and stitch those on.  Haven’t really decided yet.   Here is one that I made and sent off as a small giftie for a swap buddy.  I used a purple batik background, added used dryer sheet painted with a reddish gold acrylic fluid, added a black piece of wool felt with a charm on the top.  I used a seed stitch and a zig zag stitch to finish it off. 

  

If you haven’t seen and read Pam Sussman’s book Fabric Art Journals – Making, Sewing, and Embellishing Journals from Cloth and Fibers, you are in for a real treat.  And if you don’t have enough fabric to choose from in your stash, take a peek at Anna Maria’s new line. 

Now take a look at these very cute pin cushions on Etsy from The Daily Pincushion.  Of course I had to have one or two of those to put in my art room for inspiration.  You didn’t think I was actually going to stick my pins and needles in those darling flowers, I have an old tomato for that. <smile>

 

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4 Responses to Just a bit of this and that

  1. Belinda says:

    Very cool. Love the colors and the design. Fun blog!
    Belinda

  2. You have a great blog …I am going to be dropping in often ! Those little projects are so challenging. But FUN…

  3. I enjoyed looking at your blog. I think your 2″ quilties will be neat ! Looks to me like you are very talented.

  4. I got to your blog via comment you left on my blog and thank you so much.

    I enjoy meandering thru your wonderful blog and I love this piece it draws me inside for some reason. Very nice.

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