Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mandala Quilt progress





So this one has been on the back burner for far too long. It is time to finish it. I am planning on a second ring, which I almost have finished. Kind of a quilt as you go thing. I quilted this part, then decided I would add more, so I will quilt it and sew it on and see how that goes. Mostly the whole design was cut and fused on with fusable web. Then I stitched zig zag around each piece to give it dimension and because I don't know if I trust them to stay on.  

I'm almost hesitant to put a close up as I need some practice on going around curves with the zigzag!!  Oh well, all in good time.  Any and all comments are welcome.  I'd love to hear your experiences with piecing and fusing.  Do you stitch around your fused pieces or trust that the quilting will hold it in place.  That kind of stuff!!  :)
Thanks, Jane ♥

10 Comments:

At March 27, 2010 at 6:22 PM , Blogger Renée's Country Quilts said...

Hi Jane,
Thank You for following my network blog. Now I don't feel so alone, laugh. I tried to follow yours on the network, although it does say that I am following, it isn't showing my picture or counting me as a follower. I am still trying to learn blogging and face book. I love your work, and I am Mesmorized (sp) at your drawings..such talent. Do you free motion your designs on projects with the sewing machine? I think that would look so neat, and be a lot of fun to do. Thank You again for being my friend.
Renee

 
At March 27, 2010 at 8:05 PM , Blogger Jane said...

Thanks Renee, I understand the learning curve issue with blogging and facebook, I'm working through that too. I actually started the drawing to help me feel the movement and design for freeform. However, I got so caught up in drawing that I ran out of time to try it on the machine. So I've just started back at that. My idea is to piece part of the quilt, fuse some pieces on and then do the fine detail in freeform stitching and thread painting. Great aspirations, but I'll get there. Thanks for following my blog :)

 
At April 3, 2010 at 7:05 AM , Anonymous Beatriz said...

Thank you for sharing your blog. I enjoy looking at your work, Beatriz

 
At April 3, 2010 at 8:44 AM , Blogger immortalindigo said...

Mandalas and quilts. It's a nice combination.

 
At April 4, 2010 at 9:16 AM , Blogger Peter de Jong said...

Beautiful work!

 
At April 4, 2010 at 2:52 PM , Blogger Gabi Greve said...

I love the color combinations of your quilts! and such lovely mandala patterns too ...

Gabi from Japan
(sometimes findind food mandala in arrangemente on our table ...)

http://darumasan.blogspot.com/

 
At April 5, 2010 at 10:08 AM , Blogger Cheryl Finley: said...

Jane...
This is gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration.. love your blog!

 
At June 9, 2010 at 1:51 PM , Blogger Betsi ~"B" said...

Hi Jane,
I have mastered the process of making a grid for large mandalas but I have to make an ATC sized one. My compass and protractor are small, but not small enough. Any suggeations on how to make an ATC sized grid?
Thanks, Betsi
betsiohara@gmail.com

 
At June 10, 2010 at 6:29 AM , Blogger Jane said...

Hi Betsi, I used a computer program such as MSWord to draw circles of different sizes and intersecting lines and then printed it out. This way I can make a dark one to go underneath or I can print out a really, really faint one and work right on it. I guess for a card you can't something underneath, so unless you can print something faintly on it. The other method I used was just using a ruler and a protractor and marking dots on my page. Draw a line from the center every 15 degrees and then using the ruler to measure out every 1/4" along each degree line. Then your grid can be erased when you get your framework done. Let me know if that helps! :)

 
At August 31, 2010 at 6:34 PM , Blogger Victoria said...

OMG, this is simply insane. How can a human do something this stunning from some fabric, loads of talent and even more of determination to create something truly incredible?

You are amazing!

 

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