Thursday, September 24, 2009

circle mosaics

Finished grouting my circular table with circles :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Raising Kids and Letting Go..JQ3

Raising Kids and Letting Go ....Expectations, Emotions and High Hopes .

We have high expectations from our kids and hope for the very best for them. This is my third journal quilt for this year.

Monday, September 7, 2009


Paint Lutradur The 100 wt doesn't bleed through quite as much and the 70 wt. Place a large coffee filter under my work or anther piece of lutadur or some water color paper. This way you get a two for the price of one materials to work with.The colors bleed through both pieces and more to create art with. Use an old plastic table cloth underneath

Hobbs Heirloom Fusible batting 80/20 heirloom batting, with fusible on both surfaces that is heat activated.

Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel: melt it in a small dish in the toaster oven. Just keep an eye on it as the longer it heats the darker (amber colored) it gets.

Rolled beads : Use Clear nail polish, Diamond Glaze , Paper Glaze , or UTEE, use gloss mediums including Liquitex gloss gel varnish . Use multiple thin coats, completely dried in between layers.

paper piece on phone book paper: strip piecing "flip-and-sew".

Use old CD jewel cases for storage/ organizing small items including embellishments and onto a CD holder
If you use a heat gun, be sure it is stuck to something (embossing ink, glue, etc) first or it will blow all over the place!
Fabric-grade Tyvek by the yard :
Maurice Horan & Co.
122 Western Ave Bldg B
Lowell, MA 01851-1434 Phone: 978-454-1971 free quilt magazine
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