I know we are only 4 weeks into the Journal Quilt project but I am really enjoying it. It's fun to set aside a couple of hours to do a little project.
This one started with my first ever Transfer Printing project. I used black fabric crayon and a rubbing plate to get the image. At the time, the only polyester fabric that I could find was one of the pink polyester napkins that I used in the Valentine placemat set.
When I decided to start this journal quilt with that image I knew that the scraps from the placemats would be perfect for it.
I don't know if I really know anything about compositions but I had fun putting it all together and let it just develop.
I'm happy to report that we did not get massive amounts of snow like our friends to the North of us. One friend who was visiting us yesterday left Richmond around 5 pm and arrived home around midnight.....he should have been home by 7:15!
Fortunately, I wasn't snowed in but if I had been my plans for the day would not have changed. Today I started playing with the Transfer Printing technique that is the Technique of the Month at 3 Creative Studios. Shelagh Folgate, our Guest Artist, introduced the technique.
In the photo above I have 2 transfer samples. The heart was cut from a paper that was covered on scribbles with fabric crayons. I cut out the heart and ironed it to the pink polyester. On the right is a paper painted with Deka transfer paints and then printed on the pink polyester. I love the crisp images that this process produces. It is rather a long process to transfer the image but it's worth it!
In this photo the painted paper is on the left and the transfered image on the right. I did this one on pale gray polyester. See how much more vibrant the colors are after they have been printed on the polyester?
If you couldn't see the difference in that last one, you can sure see it in this one! I don't know what I will do with this but I love those vibrant colors. So now I must get back to it. No more time to chat.