Saturday, February 18, 2012

Playful Weekend!!

I am having a great weekend of playing in my studio!! I know I have plenty of UFO's to work on ......but , sometimes it is fun to step away from all that and do something fast and different. My UFO's aren't going anywhere...they will be there tomorrow :O) Now, onto what I have been playing with. I love Neocolor wax pastels. They are a lot of fun to play with on paper and/or fabric. I drew a picture, then laid muslin on top, and drew on the muslin with the wax pastels. Then you add water with a paint brush...presto..you have a water colored fabric painting!! Super fun.!!! Then I pressed it with a very hot iron. Take it to your sewing machine and quilt away. I used black thread on all these pieces to give the cartoon like feel. 


I will be teaching the quiltie class again tomorrow. This is what they will be working on. I am taking them way out of the quilt comfort zone :O) (wish me luck!!) This project will be a great way to practice their machine quilting as well. I always look forward to showing students how to do things a little different than the norm.





12 comments:

Lesley said...

Lovely little quilties! They are lucky to have you taking them out of their comfort zones!

MariQuilts said...

Looks like fun.

Marlynne said...

Another fun thing to try! I like the paint on fabric idea!

quiltmania said...

Oh how I wish I lived closer! Looks like a lot of fun.

gracie said...

Looks like they will have a fun class!

The Nifty Stitcher said...

Hi Sandie. These look great and fun to make. I know exactly what you mean about doing something a little differnt and that's fun and fast. Think the cactus is my favourite :)

cucki said...

aww looks like lots of fun xx

laurajane said...

Looks like great fun,why do you live sooooo far away,xxx

Shocking Hocking said...

great idea sandie - love the watercolour effect

Contelitas said...

I really like and seem very funny.
A hug. Alicia

Karen Valentine said...

Those are so cute my friend! I'm sure your students loved to play "outside their box" for a little while! I love the soft watercolor look that those crayons gave that fabric. Makes me want to play with them myself!!! Have an awesome day sweetie!
squish!

Jennifer said...

Thanks Sandie for an awesome class on Sunday. I went out and got some supplies to make some this week. And I will try to remember 4x6 not 5x7. :) Hugs. Can't wait for the next class.

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