I'm so excited to be one of the stops of the "blog tour" for the latest issue of In Stitches emag!
As a little bonus for the blog tour, I thought I'd share a bit about creating one of the pieces that is featured in my article about creating sheer silhouettes.
I played around with bits on my work table (and out of my trash can) and came up with this basic composition.
It was so refreshing! I even used some of the same fabrics from the challenging quilt. Seeing them in a different setting helped me return to the larger project with new ideas.
After completing the larger project, I returned to the fabric collage. It needed a focal point, so I added the sheer silhouette of the vine and berries. And lots of hand embroidery! My article includes step-by-step instructions for this sheer silhouette technique and images of other fabric collages I created using sheer fabrics.
I posted a few more details about the emag just a few days ago, in this post. Check it out!
Oh Yes! I know you read "give away" the title of this post. The fabulous Lindsey Murray at Quilting Arts is offering some fiber art goodies as part of my post! I'll throw in an original fiber ATC! Just comment on this post and I'll use a random number generator to pick a winner on March 11. Tell me what you do to take a break from a challenging project.
Michelle Allen is up next on the In Stitches Blog Tour!
Lots more great posts along the way on the tour, too!
Sunday (Feb 27): Pokey launches the tour!
Monday (Feb 28): Jane Davila
Tuesday: Lynn Krawczyk( March 1)
Wednesday: Jackie Cardy(March 2)
Thursday: Deb Bates (March 3)
Friday: Deborah Boschert (March 4): That's me!
Saturday: Michelle Allen (March 5)
Sunday: Liz Kettle (March 6)
Monday: Lyric Kinard (March 7)
Tuesday (March 8): A surprise guest on Lindsey’s blog will be the final stop of this tour!