A distraction, me?!
The lucky number for this month over at 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks Twelve UFOs in Fourteen is 10. My No. 10 project is to try a new technique for me from this book which I've had for a little while now.
Geta Grama is a quilter from Romania who does some lovely work. If you haven't seen her work before take a look at her blog here. Anyway I was interested in her technique and wanted to try it.
I printed out the practice design, taped it together then pinned it to a piece of organza and some polyester wadding, then stitched around the pattern using water soluble thread.
Next step was to pull off all the paper carefully:
The next step is a bit more challenging. You have to snip away the wadding from the spots you don't want it without hacking great holes in the organza. Here it is after I trimmed the outside bits:
There was the occasional snip through the organza but they shouldn't be visible once its quilted.
These photos were taken while trialling backing fabric. I want to make this into a cushion and use it in my loungeroom so I selected some fabrics that would suit and layed the trimmed organza layer over them to see which works best. Apparently the colours will be stronger once its quilted.
I like the last two best, the blue one is the strongest but the last one suits the colours in my loungeroom more. Hmmm not sure which one I'll do.
I have also done the last of the quilting on last month's designated project and just need to trim it up and bind it. As a reminder, this is last month's project:
This one will be for a new baby due in December for my hubby's niece Marita and her new hubby Clint. We went to their wedding in February.
So fingers crossed I can get both done and stay on track now. Watch this space!