Welcome to week 426 of Free Motion Mavericks. I even got a little bit of free motion quilting done, even though my machine is not cooperating 😒.
FMQ Cars and Trucks
This is my last row of designs by Lori Kennedy. I can't FMQ a baby quilt without some cars and trucks....zoom!
|A mini bus?|
I drew a whole bunch of cars and trucks on paper and then FMQ them.
|A little red car|
There are the FMQ designs that came out the best for photos. There is also a truck in there, of course!
Mixed Media Collage
I played with some mono-printing for the first time. It wasn't as messy as I expected. 😊 This was part of a workshop with Helen Hallows, "Landscape-inspired mixed media layers", through TextileArtist.org.
I spread Rollerball ink on parchment paper over my cutting mat in my studio. I mostly used cutout pages from a book whose hard cover I'll be using in a new handmade journal.
Since I really didn't have a clue, I followed Helen's instructions and some of her design ideas. I was truly playing. I really love her birds!
|Some of the black marks|
I started with some black ink and used a pencil to make the marks. I found these rather wide and dark.
These are images of the collages that I put together in my Traveller's Journal.
I also used yellow and teal ink. Some I added to those printed pages and others to scraps of hand-dyed fabric. There is a little bit of stitching on each page.
|Mountains, birds and sun|
On some pages, I added the excess paint from my roller. That was cool and has lots of potential.
I started out stitching directly on the left hand side of the page below. It's tricky but fine if you don't have anything on the other side of the page. I just made sure to glue the image over the stitching on the other side.
|Learning to stitch onto paper and two-sided pages|
However I got carried away with gluing and then wasn't sure what to do. One of my solutions was to stitch pieces on top of a background paper. Once stitched, I glued the background paper onto the page.
|Ghost prints, marks and stitching|
|The journal I used|
|within the Upcycled traveller's journal|
- It looks like I have to take my sewing machine in. It seems to get caught underneath when I FMQ. It isn't the thread, the tension, the needle or the bobbin, so there's not much else for me to try.
- I may not be able to finish up my FMQ, but I can practice the next designs for the Wild Hexies quilt.
- Making these collages in my journal was a great idea. I didn't feel like I had to have a "finished" piece. It was just for experimenting.
- I also learned a few things about stitching in a journal (see above) and layering.
- I'm relieved that mono-printing with the Rollerball ink wasn't messy and that I could do it in the studio.
- Spreading out the ink on parchment paper worked really well and was very easy to dispose of.
- I'm trying to psyche myself up for some gelli printing next!
- Helen Hallows: website, Instagram and article
- Upcycled Traveller's Journal
- Making Journals on Free Motion Mavericks, March 23, 2023
Free Motion Mavericks
|Kool Kats Kwilt by Sandra|
|A Quilt for Evie by Anorina (Samelia's Mum)|
|A 5" x 7" mini by Melva Loves Scraps|
|Denise of the Quiltery - a crazy quilt runner for Island Batik|
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Les voitures sont adorables ! J'espère que le problème avec ta machine n'est pas trop grave. J'aime bien ton journal aussi, belles expérimentations !ReplyDelete
Bonjour Frédérique, heureusement que mon problème est résolu mais je devrai refaire un peu les voitures.Delete
The cars and truck quilting looks really cool. Sorry your machine is acting up, hopefully it just needs a quick spa trip.ReplyDelete
Thanks Kate, I got very lucky - the problem was my darning (FMQ) foot. I was using the wrong one - it's now labelled and put away. I'm pretty sure that if I ever need it that I'll be able to file the nick on it.Delete
Thank you so much for sharing my finish, it is currently my favorite thing.ReplyDelete
You're quite welcome Denise - it's one of my favourites also!Delete