|Transferring designs onto fabric|
Yesterday was the fourth session of the Painterly Patches course being run at the UCAN Centre in Farnworth. The course participants are a friendly bunch and include a male in their number! I had not seen him before as he has been on holiday.
|In the foreground Tracy is
transferring her design. She is
a talented artist.
|Planning which colours to use next
on this butterfly design
After pressing I noticed that the turquoise fabric pen had bled very slightly but I don’t think that particularly matters. The heat seemed to make the colours brighter and bolder which suits me as I like strong colour.
|Threading the needle is sometimes the
most difficult part!
The next stage was making the quilt sandwich. The plan is to quilt as we go whilst embellishing our designs with stitching. I forgot to ask Shenna, but I think the wadding we are using is 2oz. Our backing fabric is another piece of a recycled cotton sheet. Once we have quilted the blocks they will be backed with a whole piece of another fabric.
|The two Dianes busy stitching
together their sandwiches
** I realise that you cannot see people’s faces, but I promised not to show anyone’s face so that they would feel comfortable about me taking photographs.
If you would like to see what else they do at the UCAN Centre, please take a look at their blog by clicking here .