Saturday, February 9, 2013

Gum Leaves

This is the sampler I have been working on this week. I love the textures and colour combinations and for reasons best known to myself I creates an irregular shaped bottom.

I raided our stock - just because I can - and used some green hand dyed velvet
A set of the Triple Treat Silks - Dupioni Silk, Silk chiffon and more silk velvet
A few pieces of Colourweb which I overlayed and then fused to some  dupioni silk using Mistyfuse
I also stencilled some silks and cottons and linens with Opulence paints to get this interesting textured fabric. This stencil is called Roadmap from the Textures series.
Then I just kept playing and painting and stamping until I had a couple of metres of embellished fabrics to stitch.

Then I cut all the created fabrics into random strips and pieced them (also) randomly in the gold/orange colourway and the green colourway.

When they were all pieced into the quilt top -I started quilting using a 12wt Aurifil Mako cotton for more texture. On the green collages I quilted a leaf in all the rectangles except where I had fused velvet and bubbles around the leaves

On the gold colourway I just quilted random leaves.

I am really happy with this sampler. It gives you lots of ideas of how to use our products and I hope it has given you some inspiration too.

All these products are available on the Dyed & Gone to Heaven Website and this sampler will be on our stand at the Brisbane Stitches and Craft Show next month and the AQC in April.


Margie Kraft said...

Lisa, Just wanted to say that your work is beautiful. I have listed your blog on my own blog for a tag that I received. Hope you get some hits as a result. You are welcome to pass on if it works for you. Margie at

Judy said...

Love your sampler Lisa.