I'm not going to try to give a lesson on how to make cathedral window blocks here. Suffice to say that my squares are cut 5 1/2" and I do the first step by machine; after that, the rest of the stitching is by hand.
In other news, I finally got around to playing with my acrylic paints the other day. You might remember that I was inspired by a Quilting Arts DVD by Alisa Burke titled "Creating Vivid Mixed-media Fabric". Multiple layers are applied in various ways, with drying time in between. This is what came out of my first paint session.
Alisha paints on canvas, but I had YARDAGE of this extra wide floral home dec fabric. I painted on the back side of all of the pieces except for the last one. Interesting effect.Last night I played around with my pieces a little more. I made some freezer paper stencils to iron on and mixed up some blue paint in my little spray bottle.
Before I cleaned up, I used the rest of the blue paint in the bottle.
I know, I know, so far it just looks like I'm making a mess. More layers will be added. Many more layers. I plan to make a journal cover with one of the pieces. Who knows what might develop?