Saturday, October 1, 2022

Making "Candles" thread art piece. Experiments with Artist Transfer Paper on fabric

 


As the seasons shift to autumn and long days of summer become shortened by shadows, the trees take up the mantle of infusing the landscape with their own internal light source. Every year I look forward to seeing them glowing like candles on the hillside in the evening sun. 


Using some photos that Bob and I took from a drive along Hwy 2 a couple years ago, 
I wanted to see if I could create a thread piece celebrating the glow 
of my favorite season. 


I love the texture in this batik fabric, but the color is too bright to showcase my glowing trees....so time to get out the soft body acrylic! (I love this for fabric as it doesn't change the hand of the fabric like normal acrylic paint does.)



While my background fabric was drying I printed my chosen photo on ATP (artist transfer paper) and placed it face down on a piece of muslin. Using a hot dry iron I heated the ATP until the transfer moved from the paper to the fabric, pealing up slowly to make sure that as much of the print was releasing as possible. 







Now it's time for thread!



My background fabric was finally dry, so I gave it a press and did a little audition to see if I was happy with it's new color.


I got out my oil pastels next to add some wispy clouds on the background where I planned to place the treeline. I softened the color of  by rubbing the pastel into the fabric and then before it was fully dry, putting a pressing cloth over the top of the piece and pressing my hot iron on the top to pull up a little of the extra color. 



After cutting out the tree line I wanted to focus on,  it's now time to stitch it in place on the background. 





Trimmed, bound and ready!


"Candles"

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Sew Much Fun Block Tour: Week 52!

  "Sew Much Fun" Block Tour


Here is your final
(and free*) pattern with a cute sewing theme. 
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This week we have a fun block designed by 
Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio 

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your free pattern. 


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This is our last week of fun blocks to share from this block tour. Be sure to get your free patterns before the end of the month! 

Have you decided on a layout for you blocks yet? A few designers from this Sew Much Fun tour have created a cute quilt layout pattern for you to feature all your sewing block together!

We hope you have enjoyed this block tour. Stay tuned to see what we come up with next!

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Sew Much Fun Block Tour: Week 51

 "Sew Much Fun" Block Tour


Each week stop by to get 
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(and free*) pattern with a cute sewing theme. 
*Patterns are free until the end of the tour


Want to make it super simple? 
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This week we have a fun block designed by 




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Missing any of the past blocks? You can see the full list HERE

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We only have 1 more week of fun blocks to share before the tour is over. Be sure to get your free patterns before it's all over! 

Have you decided on a layout for you blocks yet? A few designers from this Sew Much Fun tour have created a cute quilt layout pattern for you to feature all your sewing block together!

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Sew Much Fun Tour: Week 50

  "Sew Much Fun" Block Tour



Each week stop by to get 
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(and free*) pattern with a cute sewing theme. 
*Patterns are free until the end of the tour


Want to make it super simple? 
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This week we have a fun block designed by 


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Missing any of the past blocks? You can see the full list HERE

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how to win some fun prizes!

We only have 2 more weeks of fun blocks to share before the tour is over. Be sure to get your free patterns before it's all over! 

Have you decided on a layout for you blocks yet? A few designers from this Sew Much Fun tour have created a cute quilt layout pattern for you to feature all your sewing block together!

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Sew Much Fun Block Tour: Week 49

 "Sew Much Fun" Block Tour



Each week stop by to get 
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(and free*) pattern with a cute sewing theme. 
*Patterns are free until the end of the tour


Want to make it super simple? 
Take advantage of 
collecting kits when available!

This week we have a fun block designed by 



Click on the photo to get instructions for your free pattern. 


Missing any of the past blocks? You can see the full list HERE

Join the Facebook Group to share your progress, 

find out more about each week's block and find out 

how to win some fun prizes!

We only have 3 more weeks of fun blocks to share before the tour is over. Be sure to get your free patterns before it's all over! 

Have you decided on a layout for you blocks yet? A few designers from this Sew Much Fun tour have created a cute quilt layout pattern for you to feature all your sewing block together!

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Sew Much Fun Block Tour: Week 48

 "Sew Much Fun" Block Tour

Each week stop by to get 
the link for a fun 
(and free*) pattern with a cute sewing theme. 
*Patterns are free until the end of the tour


Want to make it super simple? 
Take advantage of 
collecting kits when available!

This week we have a fun block designed by 


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Missing any of the past blocks? You can see the full list HERE

Join the Facebook Group to share your progress, 

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how to win some fun prizes!

We only have 4 more weeks of fun blocks to share before the tour is over. Be sure to get your free patterns before it's all over! 

Have you decided on a layout for you blocks yet? A few designers from this Sew Much Fun tour have created a cute quilt layout pattern for you to feature all your sewing block together!

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Sew Much Fun Block Tour: Week 47

  "Sew Much Fun" Block Tour

Each week stop by to get 
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(and free*) pattern with a cute sewing theme. 
*Patterns are free until the end of the tour


Want to make it super simple? 
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collecting kits when available!

This week we have a fun block designed by 

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We have 5 more weeks of fun blocks to share before the tour is over. Be sure to get your free patterns before it's all over! 

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Sew Much Fun Block Tour: Week 46

 "Sew Much Fun" Block Tour


Each week stop by to get 
the link for a fun 
(and free*) pattern with a cute sewing theme. 
*Patterns are free until the end of the tour


Want to make it super simple? 
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This week we have a fun block designed by 


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We have 6 more weeks of fun blocks to share before the tour is over. Be sure to get your free patterns before it's all over! 

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Sew Much Fun Tour Week: Week 45

 "Sew Much Fun" Block Tour

Each week stop by to get the link for a fun 
(and free*) pattern with a cute sewing theme. 
*Patterns are free until the end of the tour


Want to make it super simple? 
Take advantage of 
collecting kits when available!

This week we have a fun block designed by 


Click on the photo to get instructions for your free pattern. 


Missing any of the past blocks? You can see the full list HERE

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We have 7 more weeks of fun blocks to share before the tour is over. Be sure to get your free patterns before it's all over! 


Sunday, May 29, 2022

Sew Much Fun Tour Week 44

     "Sew Much Fun" Block Tour



Each week stop by to get the link for a fun 
(and free*) pattern with a cute sewing theme. 
*Patterns are free until the end of the tour


Want to make it super simple? 
Take advantage of 
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This week we have a handwork block designed by 


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Missing any of the past blocks? You can see the full list HERE

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We have some more fun blocks to share in the coming weeks. 
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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Sew Much Fun Block Tour: Week 43

                 "Sew Much Fun" Block Tour


 Each week stop by to get the link for a fun 
(and free*) pattern with a cute sewing theme. 
*Patterns are free until the end of the tour


Want to make it super simple? 
Take advantage of 
collecting kits when available!

This week we have a color wheel block designed by 


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Missing any of the past blocks? You can see the full list HERE

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We have some more fun blocks to share in the coming weeks. 
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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Sew Much Fun Block Tour: Week 42

 "Sew Much Fun" Block Tour

 Each week stop by to get the link for a fun 
(and free*) pattern with a cute sewing theme. 
*Patterns are free until the end of the tour


Want to make it super simple? 
Take advantage of 
collecting kits when available!

This week we have a color wheel block designed by 

Click on the photo to get instructions for your free pattern. 



Missing any of the past blocks? You can see the full list HERE

Join the Facebook Group to share your progress, 

find out more about each week's block and find out 

how to win some fun prizes!

Coming in the next few weeks 
we have some more fun blocks to share. 
Be sure to stay tuned!

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Sew Much Fun Tour: Week 41 Happy Mother's Day!

  "Sew Much Fun" Block Tour


 Each week stop by to get the link for a fun 
(and free*) pattern with a cute sewing theme.
*Patterns are free until the end of the tour


Want to make it super simple? 
Take advantage of 
collecting kits when available!

This week we have a block designed by 


Click on the photo to get instructions for your free pattern. 


Missing any of the past blocks? You can see the full list HERE

Join the Facebook Group to share your progress, 

find out more about each week's block and find out 

how to win some fun prizes!

Coming in the next few weeks 
we have some more fun blocks to share. 
Be sure to stay tuned!