Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a good and productive day. Mine was spent in meetings. I had so many ladies coming and going today that I thought I should change my ordinary front door to a revolving door!
In between my meetings I did some mundane household chores. However, I did have a little play today. Well at the moment it’s more like a mess. My Sarah showed me some of her university work a few weeks ago that included the use of foil on fabric. Well I really liked it and I really wanted to have a go at playing with foils. So I gave Sarah a little money and she purchased some foils and the special glue for me to use. I had a general idea what I should be doing but at first I didn’t have the foil facing the right way. Once I worked that out I didn’t know how long to hold the iron on the fabric! So this is what I ended up with. The foil is lifting in places but I can work with that. The reason I have posted my less than perfect project in progress, is that I wanted you to see that sometimes you have to practice to make things perfect. I’m not going to give up after just one try. While Sarah is home I will have another go and I’ll pick her brains about which is the best way to approach this technique.
I wouldn’t use foils on a quilt. I will turn this less than perfect piece into something that I won’t wash such as a wall hanging or similar. I plan on adding other things to this piece, perhaps some hand embroidery, beads, buttons, papers and other unusual things. I’m going to stabilise it with wadding and lightweight calico as the backing. Eventually I will either bind it or overlock the edges in a naïve fashion.
Now most of you will already know that I’m quite a traditional girl when it comes to my crafty projects. I mainly stick to the 1/4” seam allowance rule but I’m going to try to be a grungy girl to finish this foil project. If you have any suggestions, please speak now. My friend called me a woman of courage today so this project should be a breeze for this very happy and courageous longarm quilter.
I have a relatively quiet weekend planned. I hope to make a plan of action for the week to come knowing full well that I won’t stick to the plan because from day to day things change. If nothing else, I will take stock of what needs to be done and add it to my To-Do List. I’m going to try to step away from the hexagons for a bit and decide which of my UFOs to concentrate on next.
Today I’m going to leave you with a quote I read on the back of a magazine yesterday which I thought was rather good … We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing ~ Benjamin Franklin. Food for thought isn’t it???
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some wee hexie work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching ♥ ♥