Using left overs is part of being a frugal fuser. That’s why I never part with fused fabrics, even those with holes in them. Yesterday I set aside a bunch of holey fabric (cut-aways or the negatives from using an Accuquilt die cutter and fused fabric). And today we give it all away. Our holey winner of the holey fabric is…..Marilyn K.
Yes, it is your lucky day! Today I am giving away holey fabric. This is the same holey fabric I just used to make my Gardener’s Plot quilt (see recent posts). This give away is just a delaying tactic. I haven’t completed the quilt yet so I can’t show you how it looks.
Leave a comment below and you are entered to win a stack of pre-fused, pre-cut negative fabric cut with my handy dandy Accuquilt die cutter. And in the spirit of fair play, I’ll even throw in a few pre-fused, un-negative shapes too. Imagine the possibilities!
You may remember my infatuation with this holey fabric. It is the negative or cut-away fused fabric left over when using a large dot die from Accuquilt. Being a frugal fuser, I never throw away a fused scrap. What a treasure!
I’ve “unearthed” this quilt top and decided to add more interest to it before it is hand stitched. In the next few days I’ll show you how I changed the design and how hand embroidery changes it even further. The plot thickens!
Isn’t this fun? Our guest artist, Carolyn, was inspired to use her holey debris fabric. Like the fabrics I’m using in my Gardener’s Plot series, debris fabric is the cut-aways or negative shapes left after cutting fused fabric by hand or when using an Accuquilt die cutter. Her piece is about 7×10 inches and soon she’ll add free motion stitching and a binding.
Carolyn says, “My free motion skills are a work in progress and I plan to use this piece as a practice piece. Notice that if I put a triangle on top of my holey rectangle, it becomes a tiny house or a “Laura W” birdhouse!” Thanks Carolyn for sharing your work with us!
This series I’m working on is proving to be addictive! Here’s another set of holey fabric to turn into a Gardener’s Plot quilt. Cut from a fused collage with an Accuquilt die cutter, the large circles became something else, Meanwhile, the cut-away holey fabric sat around the studio looking forlorn.
Working under pressure with a deadline can be quite thrilling. But I can do without the thrill. My next quilt in the Gardener’s Plot series begins with the holey fabric or debris from cutting out fused fabric dots with an Accuquilt die cutter. And only one hour for art making.
The design is composed onto a large green circle to make a round quilt. Later after the quilt is hand embroidered through just the batting layer, I’ll place a Timtex circle behind the batting and wrap the edges of the green fabric around the Timetex to finish the edges.
A few swipes with the rotary cutter and flowers and stems appear. The other details of the design will be made with hand embroidery. But no time for that now. I’m on my way to Tennessee Quilts for another teaching gig.