Monday, 25 April 2016

Dr Who Tardis Quilt

I've just completed a quilt top for my youngest granddaughter. She is a Dr who fan and wanted a Tardis quilt as soon as I mentioned one was possible.

The quilt top measures 50½" x 80"

Instead of doing the traditional thing with this quilt, that is layering with wadding and a backing fabric, for this one I'm going to use Minki for the backing, and will do minimal actual quilting to hold the two layers together.

I believe this will make the quilt not only more snuggalicious, but be deliciously warm and last but not least, it will I hope stand up better to washing more frequently than a traditional quilt would be.
 (I believe there really should be a word such as “Snuggalicious” allowed in our language, and when all is said and done, the English language is constantly evolving and changing any ways, so I’m only helping it along a bit.)  

The pattern I used is called ‘Relatively Dimensional’ and can be found for only $10 at hunter’s Design Studio. You can find it here Hunter's Design Studio/relatively-dimensional

I had a beautiful red brick fabric which I decided to use as my background, but all other fabrics used are as recommended. I bought them online at the suggested shop.

This quilt top only took 3 days from start to finish. I do recommend cutting and labeling all pieces before you start. 

For the POLICE PUBLIC CALL BOX lettering, I used my brother INV6750D (Quattro 3) embroidery machine.

The pull panel, I photocopied the supplied words onto inkjet printer fabric. In retrospect I believe I should have made the ink heavier, I used a standard print setting, and while the text is clear, it could have been to my mind, a tad darker.

I know it looks a little uneven hanging up on my curtain track, but it is only the top and not yet finished, being hung a tad unevenly also give it a lop sided look, lol.

This is a good starter pattern if you're interested in quilting. It's all straight seams.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Hope you come back again soon.
Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Fly High be Free

This particular card is made using only Kaszazz products. A full list of products used with relevant catalogue codes will be posted at the end of this post.

Side on so you can see the acetate tag.

The base of this card is a black A5 card scored at 10.5cm and folded, use a bone folder to give a nice sharp crease.

A layer of cream sponged around the edges comes next followed by a piece of Earth elements double sided paper onto which I created my brick wall.

I used a brick stencil and embossing paste to create the bricks, I didn't want to completely cover the specialty paper as i wanted this to be still visible for extra visual impact.

Once the embossing paste was dry, i swiped over the top with Distress Inks, I used 3 colours to get the effect i wanted.

I used a craft mat to keep my work area clean whilst using the embossing paste, and inks, this is so easy to simply wipe clean.

The Bi-plane was stamped using StazOn  Jet Black onto a piece of acetate (plastic sheets) leaving sufficient space to have a hanging tab. I then stamped it again onto a scrap of cream card using Memento Tuxedo Black, I used Memento Ink because I then coloured areas of the  plane with Kaszazz Alcohol Ink Art Markers. After fussy cutting out the Biplane with sharp pointed scissors and craft blade, I adhered the plane to the acetate using Glossy Accents. Don't be tempted to MOVE this once put into place. It has to be left to dry completely.

Once dry, I semi fussy cut out the biplane again, leaving a 2.5cm wide x 7cm long strip of the acetate at the top, After deciding where I wanted the plane to 'Hang' over the brick wall, I scored the acetate and adhered it to the reverse of the front panel.

The Fly HIGH be Free sentiment was stamped onto cream with Memento Tuxedo Black, opposite corners with punched with a corner rounder, inked with one of the Distress Inks used on the bricks, then mounted onto Black card. I used magic mount to fix the sentiment to the front.

All products are available from the current Kaszazz catalogue. As a Kaszazz demonstrator, I would be happy to place your order for you.

Thank you for swinging by today. I hope you like my latest project, and give it a try.

Happy Crafting.