Friday, May 19, 2006

Snakes & ladders Part 2

I laid the background pieces out how I wanted them, overlapping where necessary. Unlike many fusers, I fuse onto a backing fabric. These are just sitting on the ironing board while I take each piece in turn and fuse the snakes and ladders on.
What? I'm creative, you can't expect me to be tidy as well!!!!!
Once I've fused all the bits on, I fuse the background pieces together ensuring that there are no bits of the backing fabric showing through. If I miss a bit, I just put another snake over the join. Obviously, this type of quilt is unsuitable for hand quilting as you have quite a few layers of fabric - 4 or 5 in places. I like the extra texture you get from the layers.

I'm not sure that I like how this looks close up - I think it looks much better from a distance, like oil paintings do. Posted by Picasa

9 comments:

Kat said...

My goodness Shirley it looks like a whirlwind hit - you have been busy having fun.

Maureen said...

I can relate to your work space!
VBG
The artistry is another matter.Now for a dumb sounding query (but bear with me)After all that fusing,do you still stitch,or is the machine quilting sufficient to hold it all together??

Shirley Goodwin said...

I will only quilt over it, Maureen. I don't stitch the individual piecse down at all.

Felicity said...

My goodness, you got your inpiration back with a bang! Lovely colours and this look like fun to do.

Maureen said...

Thank god for that.....the thought of stitching all those pieces had me panicking!

emmyschoonbeek said...

wauw you are a very busy woman very great quilt

Karoda said...

cool design! it looks fun!

MargaretR said...

Seems as if you are full of inspiration Shirley. Wonderful work.
The colours in those woven pieces are really yummy.

Deryn said...

I am in Nelson on holiday and have been browsing your Blog. Just love your snakes and ladders. Great colours and fusing.
I am in a dry patch and awaiting inspiration. I'm dyeing silk satin ready for another creation.