Saturday, March 5, 2011

Thread Sketching Fabric Postcards

We had a swap on Swap-Bot this month called Thread Sketching. You used your machine to draw a picture on the fabric. Very similar to free motion quilting. The picture you have drawn is the main attraction. You can do in free hand, trace something onto your fabric and then go over the lines, or pin your fabric to the back of a picture that you want to replicate and trace the picture. I haven't tried the last two methods. I didn't have time to take pictures of the ones I made. It was my first time actually trying to create a recognizable picture using free motion. It takes a lot of practice. For my first time they turned out ok. Here are pictures of the three I received. Enjoy!
This one is an original doodle by Tricia. Love this little guy.

Pat in FL made this delightful sunflower for me. I love sunflowers.

Margaret in Maine made this lovely spring scene. The daffodils are blooming in our neighborhood. This one fits right in. We get a large variety of birds in our back yard. I love to try and sneak pictures of them.

1 comment:

mainer said...

They look like fun to try! Thanks for the info.