Good Morning Everyone! Breakfast?
I made these for my dad the other day. Devils Food Cupcakes! YUM!
Well, I'm just about done with my Pretty In Pink Mixed Media Art Quilt:
I'll be finishing up on this today. I have some of my great-aunts knitting needles and I'm planning on using one for the hanger.
If you click on the image, you can see a larger version at my Flickr site. I made glittered leaves from Sparkle Organza. I thought I'd write up a quick tutorial for you in case anyone else wants to do this.
Ok, so it's not rocket science, but if you're a perfectionist like me and come from the "old school" of sewing, like me, you might be a little intimidated about putting glue and glitter on fabric. It took me a long time to "get past the rules".
GLITTERED FABRIC LEAVES TUTORIAL
Fine Glitter (transparent is more attractive)
First, cut your leaves from the fabric. I didn't use a pattern, I just cut simple leaves freehand.
I always use paper plates when glittering! Anyway, step 2, brush one side of the leaves with fabric glue:
It's best to do one at time so the glue doesn't start drying before you get the glitter on:
Sprinkle on your glitter, shake off the excess and lay out on wax paper to dry:
I sewed them on my quilt using a stem stitch with #5 Perle Cotton.
Again, it's not rocket science but I thought some of my readers might enjoy giving it a try.
I must say, Mixed Media Art Quilts are quite fun. Wait till you see how I finish Pretty In Pink! And my next one will be this:
This will be called, "Spring Song". Ya'll know how much I love Spring! Anyway, not sure if I'll get started on this today. I'll be running my sewing machine most of the day and finishing up on some projects. Stayed tuned for those!
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