Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Quilter's Tile - Strings and Petals
8" x 8"
©2012 Sharon V. Rotz

What can you do with a gelatin print that may (or may not) be a favorite?

It was fun exploring gelatin printing in a recent class. In this print, I printed twice. After the first print, I removed the elements and re-printed over the first print. Is this a real technique or did I just make up or mess up what I had?

Of course, the real question is: What will I do next?

Still thinking string piecing, I made a section to add to the printed block. (You will notice that I used fabrics from last Friday's blog post.) I stitched a row of narrow rick-rack to the edge.

I pressed the seam allowance to the back, leaving half of the rickrack showing forming a clean-finished edge.

Stitching in the ditch (stitching only through the narrow rick-rack edge), I top-stitched the string pieced section to the block.

Machine quilting added definition to the edge of the flower.

One of those many machine stitches that I rarely use was a perfect edge for the circle.

More machine quilting completed the design.

Oh, yes, a few were beads were in order,

and the binding was the last step. 

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