Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Calendar Girls

I've finished my July Calendar Girls PC. I've been working a lot with painting lately. So, I decided to ink and paint an image. I wanted to create a little bit of a 3-D effect to the top flower so I put a little stabilizer behind it. I think though if I had to do it again I would just leave it without the stabilizer.

Also, I've started my August PC for Calendar Girls to get a jump start so I can fall back into the big project I'm working on. It's going to take me forever to complete. When I get to a good point, I'll post a sneak peak. I'm working on a large art quilt. I think the problem is going to be when I am ready to quilt keeping the puckering to a minimum. But, I've got a couple ideas. And, I think the biggest thing is quilting a big quilt and maneuvering it so you can get even stitches. But, once I've nailed this, it will be easier to do a second quilt.

The August PC was really cool to make, I stamped an image with shrink plastic and then melted it in the oven. I also used some "perfect circles". And, Debbi had this cool netting type paper that she gave me that was great for the backdrop. Send me more Debbi:)