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"Uppsala - My home town" 12" by 12"   A year ago I took a rather interesting photo from a building in Uppsala, I thought it could be useful in a quilt. I used Photoshop to make a sketch and then ironed Soluvlies to freezerpaper and put it in my ink jet printer. Then I basted the vlies to natural linen and machine stitched the sketch. I added some handstitches and I will mount it on deep edge canvas. Uppsala - The original


"Shimmering water" was the theme for a challenge in our guild. I took a photo of my grand child and manipulated it in Photoshop and used it for a quilt. I'm not quite sure but I think the technique is called Pictorial quilt. I resized the child and printed on cotton, then I used the clone tool to fix the background. Added some pieces and painted with acrylic. The upper part has stipple quilting but I didn't quilt more than a few lines over the water. Really fun making this quilt and lots of Photoshop practice! It's Friday and I link this to Off the Wall Friday "Shimmering Water" 15,5" x 15,5"  


I have bought Bobby Britnell's " Stiched Textiles:Flowers " and got interested in her technique Dyeing in a jam jar. She says that the aim is to cram in as much fabric as you can in a jam jar so that parts of it resist certain colors while other colors seep through. I have tried her technique twice and got some lovely colors and today I cut the fabrics into a small 12 by 12 inch quilt and will start the quilting, I'll call it "Marigold".

What's on

I haven't been  an active blogger for a long time, but I have been an active quilter. Yesterday I finished a scrap top, my blue "Sunday Morning" from Sunday Morning Quilts . I started the top more than a year ago but it was a kind of project I brought to our meetings when I had nothing more interesting to sew on. I am waiting for a blue wide backing now and then I think I will quilt it with rather narrow vertical lines (crosswise the scraps). It measures 162 x 251 cm.  "Sunday Morning"     Another finished quilt top is "One Block Wonder", now ready to be long-arm quilted. I have used Philip Jacobs "Brassica Grey" which has rather soft colors (a bit too pale on the photo, I think). It measures 236 x 163 cm    A lap sized quilted top waiting for the binding to be finished. I made it from a charm-pack of Amy Butler's "Lark" and bought the border fabric when I visited FOQ in Birmingham I have also made another,