Monday, September 8, 2008

Thread Playing


It was a good day to play around with thread cut offs, frazzled threads and frazzled me, couldn't have been a better mix. I've been wanting to try the fusing technique I've been seeing on so many mixed media blogs. What If I found out that I really did save all this for a reason?


I fused the thread scraps between tulle with fusible web

Cut that into strips as a takeoff from the last CQR block I did .... (sorry about the clarity above)


and came up with the greatest pieces of color and texture to use. I loove it!! This batch will go on a whole cloth block but I did ask myself... What If I pieced a block as normal, cut these strips into shapes ie. scallops, flowers or ric rac shapes and embellish the seams that way?

The hoop worked well holding the strips firm (something I knew I had to improve upon from the last one I made)

The 101 Crazy Quilt Blocks book by Linda Causee is offering up some ideas for the strip layout and we'll see how it goes considering the lengths I have to work with. This is a fun one...

10 comments:

Debra said...

I have a very huge bucket of thread scraps and like you I have been meaning to do something like the tulle and fusible. Glad to see yours worked so well!

Judy S. said...

What a very cool idea, Jane. Your strips are SO pretty! I can't wait to see how you progress on this one.....

Lorie M. said...

wowie, thanks for the nice comments on my blog! This is so great! I love it. It's like you made fabric a whole new way. Awsome!

Paula Hewitt said...

Another excellent what if and CQR idea.

Allison Ann Aller said...

This is one of my favorite "what if" ideas yet!

sparkle jars said...

I guess I'd better start saving my thread now. :-)That looks fun...messy but fun!

Clevelandgirlie said...

Oh my gosh Jane - what a cool idea. Love it. Gotta try it. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see your CQ block you make with it

Diane said...

What a great idea, thanks for sharing and showing us how!

EMBELLISHER said...

great idea for both the CQR as well as the TIF challenge

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