Thursday, 25 September 2008

Three Fabrics ATC Swap

I'm hosting an ATC swap on the ATCsforAll site, called Three Fabrics ATC Swap. Yes, I know I would give up for awhile but it felt so strange not to be hosting anything that I gave in to myself and posted a new one but with a restricted number of participants. The swap is now full and the due date not till the beginning of November. The only requirement is to use three fabrics on every ATC.

I made a start very early because I was reading Helga Strauss's blog (she is the owner of Artchix Studio) and she set us the challenge of making a kit for yourself and only use the materials in that. By chance I had bought just such a pack at a quilt show recently so I got that out and started to work away with it. I used a gorgeous batik fabric from the kit which was ironed onto Fast2Fuse and I cut a strip from the mauve suede like fabric in the kit which I stitched on top of this. This piece was then cut (using a rotary cutter) into ATC size. To each ATC I added a small bit of the pink lame fabric (from the kit again) which proved quite temperamental!

I did add gorgeous fabric images from the Pastel Princess sheet by Alphastamps, designed by Altered by Design and surrounded it with a couched fancy fiber (kit again!). I beaded around the lame fabric which remained visible using a seed bead mix called Tropicana from Whimbeads.

Finally I ironed on a backing fabric (the same as on the front background) and couched the same fancy yarn around all the edges. The three cards at the top are for the swap but I also made one for me to keep which you can see above. I just love that image!


Lenna Andrews said...

These are gorgeous, Frieda. I love the colours & the batik fabric. Looks very textural. sorry I missed out on this one as I have not been keeping up with that website! Another time -- hugs, lenna

WendyK said...

These are all gorgeous Frieda. The images and fabrics are lovely. I must make mine


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