Tuesday, June 23, 2009

May Weekly Journal #2

I'm alone in the house this week, and I thought it would give me a chance to catch up on the May challenges that I got so behind on. This little 6x6 baby took about eight hours to stitch. It's part of my 'Round the House series for May. I took photographs of household objects (round ones of course) and then printed them on Printed Treasures. Then I fused heavyweight interfacing to the back of them and started stitching, setting my zig-zag stitch almost to 2.

For this one, I left the open areas (my floor in this case) and quilted those areas. The quilting took up the extra fabric that all the heavy stitch work created. I know that the last one was pretty abstract. If you haven't guessed, the first May Weekly Journal quit is from a photograph of tart pans. I love to bake, so I have a great collection of baking stuff. But this journal began as a photograph of something you probably use everyday.

I adapted this technique from an article in the May/June Quilting Arts.

1 comment:

Michigoose said...

The tart pans were good (my other thought was gears..), but I really like these. I love the reflection and the shadowing you manage to get into them. Great job!