Thursday, January 5, 2012

Simply Stitched!

Here is my second block - the one with the black background:
I cut a stencil of the stars onto freezer paper and ironed it to the fabric, then using a munted foam brush, 'painted' the stars with acrylic metallic paint (I LOVE that paint - it comes in gold, silver, bronze and copper colours). The quilting is one of Leah Day's designs - Icicle lights - done in metallic thread, plus I stitched around each star with black thread just to make them 'pop' a little.

Now for the white background block - I'm not going to be afraid of filling the white, I'm just going to place shapes and colour (without thinking too deeply about it) onto the 'page'. I want an organic look to finish this quilt.

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