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.
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.
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!