Friday, 23 November 2012

Slashing !


You are probably wondering why this post is called 'Slashing'......  well, it is technique I learned at quilt group this week.  Irene always comes up with some interesting things for us to do and I can see myself using this in an art quilt in the future. TY Irene!

It involves layering lots of scraps on a base fabric, then covering with a whole top piece and quilting a design.
The fun begins when that part is done.  Simply attack it with a sharp pair of scissors, cutting through all the layers ( but not the base one!) for this fantastic frayed effect.  Clover actually make a special tool for this job but a pair of sharp pointed scissors does the job just as well.

Isn't it a great effect?? 
I have started to add some bead and sequin embellishments and I will probably make it into a decorative cushion, mainly because the fullness of the cushion will make the slashes open more.

                                           I'll come back and show you it when it's done.

Other things I'm up to this week .... I'm starting work on a new commission today for a lady who loves feathers.  Can't wait and I have the whole day - uninterupted!
The last couple of nights I worked a test block and like it so much I decided to turn it into a Christmas present.  For that reason I can only show you the back...... here it is:

Okay, I'm off to my sewing room now. Enjoy your day!


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wow!! I wish I had the time to just sit and go through all of your posts each day. This is fabulous!!!! both pieces. You have too much talent for one lady, I love this technique and your quilting is outstanding.

Anonymous said...

Wow i love the slashing.

Sandra Kaye said...

very cool idea..cant wait to see what you do with it!!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

I love the slashing technique, would be great for wall hangings...must keep it mind and try it. Thanks so much.

Sew Gramy Sew said...

I am thinking about signing up for the Craftsy course that teaches this technique. I had never seen it before you posted your work of art. Great job Rhianon

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