Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Collage Layers on a Gelli print

For days it’s been wet, cold and windy without much change predicted for the weekend. There could be lots of flooding around the province  with all the snow melt, rain and ice jams in the rivers. It turned into a lovely sunny day today though. This morning, I was in the studio for about an hour before going out for lunch. I did a couple errrands and came home to play a bit more. The sun was calling to me so I went for a short walk.
I’m working on a 12” square Gelli print block. So far, I’ve free motion stitched it and started to cut out some fused bits to layer on top. In this version I laid thin strips along part of a joined edge as my Gelli prints are not 12” wide.

 I have never been able to insert videos with this APP that I write my blog with. I’ve tried adding a link below for a little video that I just did. It was easy to post on ainstagram and fb. It’s complicated here. 

In this one you can see the joined edge.

Once I get all the bits cut, ironed on and stitched, I’ll add the batting and quilt it. I enjoy these ad lib pieces.

On my design wall, there is a baby quilt in progress. My husband’s niece is expecting s little girl in July.i will take this to UFO day Saturday where I should get most of it done. I need 3 more blocks. Also, I want to change the 2 darker berry coloured squares as I find them a little dark.

As a fiber artist, I don’t generally do patterns from other artists. One artist that I’ve followed for years is Leslie from,  and recently she has been creating some really sweet collages patterns. She also does workshops. I couldn’t resist this one with the gnome. Isn’t it cute?

I’ll be gathering some of the fabrics when I travel, especially the fake fur. In the meantime, I’ve raided my stash and started cutting some flowers.

It’s kind of relaxing to put something on to watch and do the cutting. 

I’m linking to the Needle and Thread Network.


Auntlilly said...

Love your color combinations and how nicely they work for a baby quilt. And the gnome is adorable.
Barbara Wise

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love your Gelli print project - the colours are perfect. I had to look really closely to see where the join is. And that gnome - he looks like he's about to break into a jig!