I have not been working on this for a LOOONNNGGGG time, I started wayyyy back here. To refresh, I'm in a challenge with a LQG, we are doing a series based on color. Making a finished 12" block for each color choice. The first step was yellow.
My thought process started with tea bags and maybe a tea cup in a window, but where I ended up was with a 'Cinderella Moment' and a dress hanging, waiting. Maybe it's waiting for tea. My thoughts do not take a straight line.
I was going for an open window and wanted a bird to play a part in this block. I ended up stamping a bird on the window cloth, using Staz On - Timber. He's a cutie! Gives me a reason to justify all those stamps I have. At least this one.
All done. The dress is hanging waiting for Cinderella to arrive.
The dress is a piece of silk and at the bottom I attached a gold Godiva Chocolate wrapper, the whole thing covered in tulle. I stitched the hanger free motion. The saying is 'Every Girl Deserves a Cinderella Moment'.
Step 2 is (was) Purple. This was due in May. Pink is actually due now - but let's not get too far ahead of me.
Ok - starting with a piece of PFD cotton, larger than the 12' finished - approx 15".
This one was almost a 'winging it' situation - I did purposely decide to combine two elements I love - stamping and quilting. I stamped this onto the PFD piece, the stamp is text in French - I have no idea what it says, probably something like 'shop here and spend your money'. I obliged.
Then I took these kick-ass watercolor crayons and colored all over the piece - just like first grade - you don't even have to stay in the lines. (these are available at Dharma Trading - perhaps other places.) Another purchase justified! I'm on a roll.
After stamping and coloring this is what the piece looks like.
After taking water to the crayon markings, I used a q-tip, which I don't recommend, but I didn't have a small brush. The q-tips took forever. You can blend the colors and outline, the stamp ink is Staz On, and that is what it does, makes a nice outline to follow for the coloring and the following thread painting.
Thread painting is really just stitching.
Finished Step 2 Purple 12" square
Taa Daa. Now I'm only one step behind. Story of my life. I would never make it in the corporate world, I can not stick to a deadline. I forgot to add the sleeves to the back, now I'll have to HAND STITCH them on. I might die, I'll keep you posted. Now, I'm in search of more purchases that I can justify by using once.
Stay Sweet - and Sew On.