30 January 2007
By popular request, here it is, my Convergence Quilt. It's clickable for a larger view. The color is a little off in the picture. Now that I see this on screen it's growing on me.
I have had this small quilt done for about a year. It's only about 12"x14" or so, I'm not sure since I haven't measured it. I've had these Asian lady panels for about a month. And something clicked. I fused Heat 'n Bond lite (it's what I had in the studio) to the back of this lady and cut her out using my Xacto knife. Amy, haven't we had a conversation about Xacto knives? I was careful. I fused her onto the quilt.
Oops! there was show thru. I heated her back up an pulled her partially off the quilt and cut out the quilt behind her. Now I had a partially fused lady on a partial quilt. I grabbed a piece of batting and placed everything on it and fused it back down onto the quilt and onto the batting.
Oops! See there by her nose? And there is some kind of line running down her face. I also made the wrong choice of batting.
So here's my experiment in how many times you can heat and reposition Heat 'n Bond lite. I'm going to reheat the portion of the lady that is fused directly to the batting so I can remove the batting and replace it with white. That will take care of the black flecks that are showing through. I don't know what the line is. It is sooooo straight I don't think it is a thread. I wonder if it is on the fabric itself? And that area at the nose? That is part of the background that is showing through. I'll figure out something in that area. Also (and I just saw this one) there is an area up on her forehead right at the hairline. I'll keep you posted.
Even if it doesn't re-stick to the new batting there is always spray basting. And yes, that is the way I've cropped the actual quilt, not the picture. I wonder how I should quilt it? Any suggestions?
Update: I reheated the fusible and peeled it up again. I placed it on a white batting which worked better than the off-white with flecks. Then I fused it down again. If you are keeping track that is 3 fusings and 2 peels so that Heat 'n Bond Lite fusible has been heated 5!!! times. Note to self: don't use scraps of fusible that have lines drawn on them, the lines transfer to the fabric and won't come off. Sigh.