I tried how to take an acrylic painting and put it directly into the quilt.
This one to be exact.
My poor little Janome was beside herself with my request. First the walking foot didn't like it under foot. It stuck, snagged and generally didn't want to move with the the surface of the painting. I stopped.
I pondered the consequences of loosing my machine. I didn't like that image in my mind.
So then I trimmed this next painting that my friend Martha painted and is holding, to more the size of the block I needed.
My trimming allowed the opportunity to play with the 'trimmings' from Alpine Al block that Martha depicts in her acrylic painting.
I tried placing voile between my walking foot and the surface of the painting strip. Its sputtered and created an uneven kind of gait in my machine.
Then I noticed my needle. I was too aghast to grab a photo of it. I immediately realized my folly was not with the foot,, but rather I was gumming up my machine internally!
So I reached for the phone and called Terri of Bulkley Cleaners in Smithers, "Help, how do I get a fabric version of a painting?" I was in a state! The late hour of Centennial Quilt made me thinking I was looking at sending out the paintings to somewhere like Prince George or to an online destination with a larger centre. I worried about liability, posting things in the mail v/s a courier service. The cost was starting to mount from my personal bank account.
I learned that I can take a photo, have it scanned, resize to fit their transfer paper, then printed and then transferred to fabric!
OMG Who would have thought?
I'm fairly confident that many of you may already know this, but I didn't!
Whoa Nelly, what else can I do?
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