Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Missing in Action

I know I have been remiss in not blogging for a while but while I was in Europe it was all too hard. You will just have to believe me that I had a wonderful time.

Since I have been home I have had the urge to play with my stencils and as I am off again to Japan tomorrow I decided to make a Japanese inspired piece.

First I painted some white fabric with the Indigo Sun Dye in decreasing strength.

Then using Opulence Shaqui and Sun Pearl paints I stencilled designs from the Geometric and Traditional Japanese sets.

I also did a couple of dragonflies in Opulence Aurum (gold) for  little contrast as well as some of the Cherry Blossoms onto white fabric as well.
I then cut the fabric up into 4 1/2" and 4 1/2" strips and then used a 60 degree ruler to cut equilateral triangles.

Then it was just a matter of stitching them together. 
I had enough to make a table runner although I was running a little short at the end and had to stitch some scraps together to make enough but I don't think you can tell.

1 comment:

aussiequilter said...

very nice Lisa.Have a great trip to Japan cheers Teri