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« on: December 01, 2007 05:41:44 PM »

I'm in a fabric journal circle at another site and thought I would post a few pages I made  Smiley

this one for the theme "Dramatic color"


this one for the theme "nature" we have these guys out at our pond everyday Smiley


This one for the theme "color"
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2007 05:43:41 PM »

I'm speechless  Shocked

Those are fabulous!

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2007 05:52:29 PM »

wow, these are incredible!
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2007 06:35:12 PM »

Those are really awsome. I thought it was a painting from the tumbnail. Very cool.
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2007 06:47:19 PM »

They are pretty! Good job! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2007 07:54:19 PM »

These are so beautiful GG.  Would you mind sharing a bit about how you make these?  I know my way around a sewing machine, but I can't even begin to imagine how you make such beautiful images.
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2007 08:18:30 PM »

thanks - the first one is alot like paper layering - only using fusable web on the larger pcs. I used a paper cut out for the cowboy (I made mosiac stepping stone last year for my BIL so still had the pattern I had made from that) Then just layered the pcs of fabric, ironed and machine stitched here and there. Oh and before stitching I iron it onto that thicker fusable interfacing to give it body then back it with a plain cotton so I can write my trader info on it - alot like a fabric atc, just larger  Smiley

The second one was a bit more but again layering fabic till the background looked the way I wanted - then used a paper pattern that I drew from a photo for the heron and used embroidery stitches for details - again using the thick fusable interfacing for the center and plain cotton for the back -  the purple is wool felt and that doesn't fuse but the rest does so a zigzag around the edges finishes it off nicely.

The third one I just did today - I got this most wonderful fabric it catches the light when you move it (the deep rust strips) anywho found some cotton that it looked good against and just did a simple weave then used free motion stitching which really works better if you can get your feed dogs to drop down but I had ironed the cotton background fabric to that thick interfacing so that helped it to move more easily - after that I used glass beads to stitch the silk leaves down - backed with cotton and then edged with a tight thin zigzag stitch

now there is much more than you wanted to know  Grin
oh and these are 8x8 bit more room to play with than our 2.5x3.5 atc's Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2007 08:27:49 PM »

Thanks for the descriptions Debra!  I've never made a fabric ATC before either, I have very traditional sewing skills, and I lack imagination when I look at pages like yours or fabric ATCs.  I think I'll have to try it sometime, just to bust out of that mental rut.

Thanks again!
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2007 08:32:44 PM »

you should - you would be surprised how much like paper layering it is.
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2007 09:59:31 PM »

Those are gorgeous.
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