Friday, September 28, 2012

I Feel Like I'm Back In Kindergarten.......and loving it.

 I've never been much for fusing, but why not give it a shot, with some Oakshott Cottons

I've been wanting to do lots of skinny strips running through circles, for a while, but I've just been a bit lazy, I mean all that piecing.

 One of the reasons I don't care much for fusing is how stiff the fabrics often feel, but with the shot cottons being so light weight, I thought I would give it a try.
How fun is this....I feel like a kid again! 
 It reminds me of playing with bits of brightly coloured construction paper....I always loved that construction paper, so many colours,  I was a colour junkie way back then.

They usually tell you to pre-wash before fusing but that's not going to happen around here, there's that lazy gene again....you know the one that stops me from mending.

The instructions said, I could just iron the fabric with a steam iron so that's what I'm doing. I'm not really worried if things don't adhere perfectly, since there will be some heavy quilting involved ...I think.

Bethan Ash's fabulous book Vibrant quilt collage arrived in the mail this week and gave me the push to go downstairs a play for a little while this evening. I'm so glad I did.

20 comments:

  1. Those compositions are wonderful and it looks like so much fun. But fusible still makes me squeamish. Convince me!

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  2. I really like the look of these compositions and can't wait to see your quilting on them. I particularly like the light blue & grey one. I have used fusibles, but not too much. I agree that its the texture thing. I like textiles because they are soft.

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  3. Wonderful! You are a true artist. You really raise the bar in everything that you do. That book is in my wish list too.

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  4. These are truly stunning - I'm loving them, really loving them (is this another possible Quilt Con Quilt?)

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  5. Thanks for the "heads up" on that book. It's in my Amazon cart as I type this! Love the new quilt (just as I love everything you do!)

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  6. wow, so graphic and fun! I love them. Can't wait to see where you take them with quilting.

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  7. I'm loving this! the black is so graphic. I've always shied away from fusible... I'm curious to see where you take this.

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  8. I love the texture of Oakshott cottons. What you've done with them is amazing too.

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  9. It's always fun to play like a kid, but even better... to feel like one, and it SHOWS! FUN!

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  10. The book looks great. Your blocks are wonderful, I love the colours you choose.

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  11. LOVE the look of those blocks. The wonky skinny black strips are great. Especially like the link/orange block. Your compositions are always wonderful and inspiring to me as well.

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  12. So beautiful and it does look like a lot of fun!

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  13. Those look super fantastico!

    I have had that stiff and yucky feel with some fusing but found it depends on a couple of things - firstly, the kind of fusible you use, and secondly, how hot your iron is when you fuse. (too hot, and it will get stiff, no matter what kind of fusible!); also, if you are 'accidentally" fusing and re-fusing (i.e. lots of layered fiddly bits in the same area) it will eventually get stiff and hard too.

    I'm no expert, but I do fuse a lot, and those are my learnings so far! :)

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  14. Loved seeing these. Can't wait to see what you do with them and how you quilt them

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  15. Looks like so much fun. Loving the results too!

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  16. love the pink one. it's very mid-century modern!

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