Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fun Stuff

So, I showed you I was painting fabric - it's starting to come together! I had bought a book called Shoreline Quilts by Cyndy Lyle Rymer a long, long time ago, and always wanted to have a play with the cover quilt. The technique is one I've never done. It's done collage style, sticking down the parts with spray adhesive, then covering with a layer of tulle and quilting. I've got mine covered with tulle, but will wait a few days before quilting - that's supposed to help keep the adhesive from gumming up your needle, according to my friend Cathy No-Blog, and I always listen to her. Right, Cathy?

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This is so freeing - all the parts are freehand cut, except the background strips - I did use the rotary cutter on those. The rest I just played with scissors. It's all pure play - I highly recommend this method!

36 comments:

Allie said...

Looks great and sounds like fun!

Mary said...

I love, love, love this quilt - so Florida! Does your Mom know you were playing with scissors - LOL! Seriously, Allie this is a gorgeous quilt.

Terry said...

Cool! It looks great! :0)

Shasta said...

That does look like a lot of fun - the technique is similar to those villages, right? That's on my to-do list too.

joanne lendaro said...

That is way cool!! Let us know how the next step goes..

Mary-Kay said...

I'm going to have to try that. It looks like a lot of fun. No matching corners. Very liberating! I'll be waiting to see the finished project.

Wendy said...

What a great little quilt.

paulette said...

Love this quilt!!
Paulette

Aimee said...

I love it!!! It makes me dream of the beach (which I live 4 1/2 hours from and was only 30 minutes from today)where I would love to live!!! Just right for this time of year blahs! :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh Allie I love it.....that is just so happy...

Valerie said...

This does look like you are having way too much fun. It is beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Wow, that quilt is stinkin' cute!!! Great job!

jan said...

Gorgeous! I would love to be able to do creative things like this! I am resigned to being content with following the patterns of more creative types, though!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

That is so clever!! I can't see the tulle...is it really fine?

Fleurette said...

So beautiful, puts me in holiday mood.lovely fun technique I'd love to try.

Joy said...

Allie I love how you've done that, it's so Summer-y and happy. Just gawjus!!!!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

atbquilting said...

Your title is on the mark, it does look fun. What a great quilt to work on during the cold winter months!

AllyJo said...

This would go in my house nicely. ***wink wink nudge nudge say no more say no more***

Mama Spark said...

That's exactly how I did my houses too!! And I never read her book!!

Rebekah said...

what a neat technique! I love how your shoreline came together (is this Lost inspired, too :)

Jan said...

What fun, Allie. Lovely colours and fabrics too. Thanks for the award - that was so sweet of you. Hope you're keeping well. Lovely sunny (but breezy) day today; I will be playing in the sewing room while DH goes golfing.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Ooh Allie - that looks like great fun!! :-) I love your creation too - so happy, summery and fun!

Love and hugs!
Vikki :-)

West Michigan Quilter said...

That is so cute. I've wanted to do something like that but didn't know where to start. Yours is really great!

Kim said...

That looks like so much fun Allie, your so creative!!!!!

Martha said...

Very cute -- what a clever idea, and how resourceful of you to think of painting your own fabric. That's one of my favorite things...to be able to complete a whole project with stuff I already own.

clare's craftroom said...

Wow how effective is that ! It does look like fun , I love it !

Dandelion Quilts said...

Makes me feel like spring break....looks so inviting.

soggibottom said...

My kind of thing Allie, hey look, I've even sat under that tree, the one on the left, it has my bag behind it and it is full of sea shells x x x

Mickie said...

This looks wonderfully fun and relaxes me to just look at it! Well done! Love the palm trees :)

Kim D. said...

I used the spray adhesive for large applique pieces and it works great. Your beachy scene is adorable, looks like the new technique works for you.

Carrie P. said...

Wow, Allie what a great top you made. Can't wait to see how you quilt it. You will have to let us know how it is to quilt on the tulle.

Sharon said...

Gosh, Allie, this is wonderful! What a happy quilt! I love it. Isn't the scissors thing fun to do? All those years of using the rotary cutter, and now we're re-learning how to free-cut. See, you're being Liberated!!

Lauranie said...

WWAAAYYY too much fun!! :D Your free-hand cutting is sooooo nice!!! I am green green here :D I think quilted "waves" are in order!!

Victoria said...

How fun! (Your quilt makes me want to run away to a tropical island!)

Corrie said...

great color & cutting :-)

peter said...

The Palm trees really get me they are so wonderful. Allie you blow me away

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