Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a fabulous day. It’s been a busy one in my little world. Once again I spent the day flitting around doing one thing and another. The first task on my To-Do List was to go out and purchase some milk. One of the task on my To-Do List was be creative. I’m going to try to be creative every single day; even if it’s only a bit of doodling on days when I don’t have the energy or I have run out of time. So today I chose to add some coloured blobs to a piece of calico which I will add freemotion quilting to sometime over the next few weeks. After working on a similar UFO yesterday I decided that I should practice some more and try to perfect this new found skill. I started by cutting a piece of calico to the approximate size desired. I pressed it and added some oval guidelines as I want this piece to finish up as an oval table runner/centre.
And then the fun started. I added some odd shaped blobs using Caran D’ache water soluble wax pastels but you can use whatever you have in your art supply stash.
Once the blobs of colour were added I blended them in using some water and a stiff paint brush. I did not need any weird and wonderful supplies for this project. Even the thread I will use for the freemotion quilting will be what I have in my stash. The backing will be simple calico and the wadding will be a leftover scrap from another project. I’m not an expert at mixed media quilting but I’m willing to experiment and play until I have worked out a really good method. I’ve been wanting to learn some new skills and build upon them. And this is just the ticket as I have loads of supplies I can use up.
It’s been a brilliant day in my little corner of the northeast of England. I hid myself away from the dreary wet weather in my warm dry little house. I played to my heart’s content in between doing a few household chores. I’ve ended my day feeling quite satisfied with my accomplishments.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some fine hand appliqué. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching ♥ ♥