Friday, 8 July 2016

2016 #13 Quilted Bag {by Sue Carrington}

 2016 Topic 13: Paper Piecing

Hi everyone it's Sue here and tonight I'd like to share with you a post about patchwork, paper piecing and quilting.

The project I'm sharing is a little canvas bag on which I've created a type of patchwork pattern and also done some quilting, which I haven't done for years. This project has reminded me of how I used to love making cushions and doing the quilting by hand.

Step One: I started by masking off the front of the bag to create small squares then filling in the squares with different colours of Fresco Finish paint. The first colour I used was Lake Wanaka.

Step Two: The next colours were Granny Smith and then Autumn Fire.

Step Three: Once I filled in the first set of squares I removed the masking and replaced it but this time over the top of the painted areas. I then used Yellow Submarine to fill in the remaining squares to create a border. No need to fill in the whole square as the middle will be covered.

Step Four: Next I stamped the door image from Arched Apertures Plate 2 onto some tissue paper. 

Step Five: Then I painted them on the reverse using Lake Wanaka, Granny Smith, Yellow Submarine and Autumn Fire, but only down the side panels, when the paint was dry I painted over the whole of the back with Caramel.

 Step Six: For the central patch I dyed some Egyptian cotton in cold tea then stamped the door image onto the fabric, fraying the edges. I also dropped some pieces of lace into the tea too

Step Seven: I cut a piece of wadding just slightly smaller than the cotton and sandwiched it between the fabric and the bag, handsewing around the edge. To define the door I stitched around the arched shape

Step Eight: I glued the tea dyed lace into place and also some buttons and a key which I hand stitched aswell

 Step Nine: The text from Arched Apertures Plate 2 was also stamped onto a small piece of tea dyed cotton and hand sewn into place. 

Below is a final close up shot which shows the quilting of the door quite nicely.

Paper piecing and quilting is a really fun way to create different patterns and the introduction of fabric brings a different element in to your project too. Paper piecing isn't something that I would do often, and if you don't want to create an image from the paper then a background is a great way to use your paper creations.
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Great layering and quilting Sue, and that painted check border is a great frame. Simple but very effective. The extra little touches of frayed edges and buttons add perfect texture.

We would love to see how you interpret this topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #13: Paper Piecing, on this page HERE.

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All challenge links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Paper Piecing link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, July 10th 2016. The winner will be announced 1  hour later at 18:00.


Helen said...

oh, Sue, this is simply beautiful! love the colours you've used, too.

craftimamma said...

This is such a lovely project. Lots of gorgeous little details with the addition of buttons, the key and the extra bits of tea dyed fabric. The arched doorway is a beautiful image.

Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

This is such a lovely project. Lots of gorgeous little details with the addition of buttons, the key and the extra bits of tea dyed fabric. The arched doorway is a beautiful image.

Lesley Xx

rachel said...

awesome work Sue - love your use of tissue - wonderful! Hugs rachel x

Etsuko said...

Fabulous project Sue. Love the patchwork and colours. Buttons and key are so pretty!! xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Brilliant idea Sue. So many great techniques and ideas and the finished project is great. Lx

Annie said...

Totally fabulous make Sue x will make a lovely gift or useful storage x love the colourful border and stamped images
Tfs Annie x

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. How did you attach the tissue paper panels? Hugz

Lucy Edmondson said...

So clever and imaginative sue!

Lucy x

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