Monday, August 29, 2011

Tool Time

Just a little peek at some of the ideas I am working on for the next challenge.  As I said on the reveal, I really want to do more mixing of techniques with more abstract things.  Don't worry about seeing my work, None of these is in any wat finished and by reveal date I might have quite a different spin on the theme, so it will still be a surprise for you all.

This first piece might look a long way along, since it is partially quilted, however there is another one or two layers to go on.  I printed some copyright free images on fabric, cut them up, scattered them, then covered with tulle and quilted.  This one is about antique tools.
This is the first stage of another idea.  I am making fabric paper with photos of my sewing tools and instead of tissue paper, I am using a dressmaking pattern.  This one has a long way to go.  It is really just a background.
I'm sure none of you have a problem seing the idea behind this top.  However, it didn't stay like this very long.
I cut it all up in little pieces and put them together again.  This one will get a bit of reverse applique, some stencilling, some brads and eyelets and some found objects as well.  But as you see, it's not even pieced yet, lol.
My idea this time is to put together an idea as quick as I can, then design further layers to complement it.  At this stage I am averaging about one a week, but we  will see.

How are we all going with our ideas?  I showed you mine - now show me yours ....pretty please.


  1. My goodness! What a great start. I really like the idea of layering also, but have not been very successful, so far.

  2. Wow, what a start Vicki! Lots of great ideas!

  3. how fabulous! A great way to attack this one, and I love all three ideas - not sure why, but I really like those hammers! I can't wait to see more, and what everyone else is working on.

  4. What a great collection of pieces you've already created! I'm sorry I have nothing to show yet. I had better start getting some of my thoughts down on paper at least!

  5. Terrific start Vicki! Give me a day or two and I will also have a peek or two ready to show!

  6. Wow, I'm impressed! I have yet to get out of the 'thinking about it in my head' stage. I have ideas, but have not a clue what direction it will take.

    I do like your idea about layering, I have been thinking about that and how I can use it in this challenge.