9 octobre 2008

Marseille V- Frioul

I have almost finished with my work. It turned out so well- OK, I know, I’m giving myself compliments !
I only have to add the border and an embroidered label on the back.
I have tried a curved border for this work :
I will have to rectify a bit : some curves are too curvy.
I also have added a detail shot to show the free machine quilting with embroidery thread :

I also tried to stamp and paint a bit, first in my sketchbook : I have to tell that I’m not used to use stamps and that my stamp collection is rather small, very small (I have a cherry-, bird-, rose- and tree stamp)!
I couldn’t try embossing powder on transfer paper because I didn’t find neither nearby.
But head up, be creative ! The result on fabric was – let us say – better that expected :
I used fabric-paint on my stamps and – don’t grin – again the caran d’ache neocolor 2 that I watered.
Lenna, I promise : I will buy some stamps and embossing powder in Houston.

Tonight I will exercise a bit more, I have some dried leaves and I will carve some design in a potato !

“A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug”.
Patricia Neal

Write you soon

2 commentaires:

StegArt a dit…

Your quilt looks fabulous!

Lenna Andrews a dit…

nathalie, I just found your blog post after emailing you! what you have done with the stamps and paint crayons is great! Embossing powder transfers are fun to try, but not absolutely necessary . . . I think you are doing just fine with what you are doing!

: )) happy you are playing with my instructions! lenna

p.s. I think your flower quilt is simply wonderful, curves and all!