Saturday, 26 May 2012

May Journal Page

Finally got down to some serious sewing and finished my May Journal Page for the Contemporary Quilters, its called May Flowers.  Not very original I know but I've decided that the Yellow block of work will be all flowers.

The centre is transfer dyed silk and the prairy points the same transfer dyes but on cotton sateen.  I only had a small bit of both so the silk had to become a panel.  The flowers are handmade felt which I made some time ago and forgot about with velvet centres.  Machine stitching created the flower shapes and I cut carefully round them.  I wanted to use my new Bernina foot number 39C which is the updated version of the clear embroidery foot.  The new version has a central hole in the plate so you can run a thread through and couch it down.  It works really well.  The thread I used is a Maderia Decora, a rather thick thread which I've only used in the bobbin before.

As well as May Flowers I've completed a set of postcards for the BQLPC group with the theme of "single colour - wholecloth, tints and tones".

I quilted the tops then coloured them using Derwent Inktense blocks, this time I actually made one to keep.  I'll post the other swappers' postcards tomorrow when I've finished scanning them into my PC.


Julie said...

I like your Journal Quilt Annette and the postcards are fabulous.

Terri said...

I love the post cards! The Hobby was looking over my shoulder and wondered what the darker parts were... Quilting like this is not seen at our house. Beautiful! Still can't figure out free motion.
I haven't been able to adapt my machine - a 1960s Singer.

Wendy said...

I love these postcards, gorgeous colours