Friday, August 21, 2009

Faux Applique......Fun, fun, fun!

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaack! Boy do I have some reading to catch up on all the blogs. I could read before, I just could not leave a post. And what is the fun of reading if I can't say something?

It took two trips to the computer doctor and almost 3 weeks in the shop - but my pc seems to be on the mend now. I sure did miss this extension of myself, which is what it sometimes feels like.

So what have I been doing? I discovered Faux Applique by Helen Stubbings. This is so much fun. I have mine colored and sealed and stitched, but not yet completed and quilted . I am thinking of adding some pinwheel blocks to the bottom and then quilting it to make a cute wall hanging over the fuse box in my kitchen.
This technique involves coloring on the fabric with colored pencils, sealing it and then stitching around the edges. Of course there is a lot more to it than that, but you get the idea.
While I was playing with the technique, I did a test to see if the colors would fade when they were washed. I was also experimentting with different sealers and types of pencils. I have had trouble with crayon coloring technique fading when I washed it. With this technique, there was absolutely no fading what so ever! The top of the chart is just the color, not sealed and not washed. The colors on the bottom are sealed and washed in HOT water.

15 comments:

Carrie said...

Welcome back! That looks like a really neat technique. I may have to give it a whirl one of these years.

Karen said...

What did you seal the colors with?

Shakerwood Primitives said...

I can't wait until we do this in the next club meeting. I am really looking forward to doing this one.

Glad your computer is back up and running.....I've missed your posts.

Carin said...

That looks really cool!

MissM said...

looks great teresa, glad you are enjoying it... and always glad when someone else has tested it and it stands up! hugs, Helen

Suze said...

That does look like fun......

Jackie said...

Testing is such a wonderful idea! We should all take the time to do that when we're trying something new!

Cool techniquE!

Salem Stitcher said...

That is so cool! And, it is really pretty!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Teresa. I've never heard of this -- it looks like lots of fun!

Ellen said...

Woo! Look, Mom!! You have your laptop back.

love you :)

Granny Lyn said...

A new technique I would like to try! I'm going to have to check out that book! Love it...

Purple Pam said...

Glad you are back up and running again.

em's scrapbag said...

Good to have you back. What did you use to color with? Looks like a fun technique.

Candace said...

What a fun idea. Applique scares me a bit, but maybe I could do this type.

Piecefulafternoon said...

And what did you use to seal it? I love this techique - it looks like such fun.