Back to school

Well holidays are over and everyone is getting back into routine with school and work. If you are like me, the grandchildren are getting ready for a new school term…… can you please take up the school uniforms, make some new library bags?

Here is my attempt at library bags. Made from calico with the images outlined in black sharpie then coloured with fabrico markers. The designs are from Helen Godden’s alphabet collection……Z for Zoe and C for Charlie, my two grandchildren.

The Fabrico markers worked well and give a nice even colour to the designs. Outline quilted with black rasant thread over the black sharpie outlines.

12 Days of Christmas

I have completed another design by Helen Godden, the 12 Days of Christmas.

The designs were drawn into cotton fabric using a black sharpie, then coloured with Inktense Pencils. I used a textile medium to release the colour so that bleeding would be minimal. Some ’bling’ was added with the gold lumiere paint in the striped frames and number outlines.

All the blocks were sewn together, adding sashing and borders before being quilted. The designs were outlined and detailed with black quilting, then the backgrounds and sashings were quilted with a cream polyester.

12 Days of Christmas
A Partridge in a Pear Tree