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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Tuesday Fun

 A few days ago, Connie at Quilting by the River wrote a post about Sharpie Doodle Art.  I fell in love with her piece and knew it would be a perfect project for Taylor and I.

Today was a good day to doodle.  I don't have colored Sharpies but I do have some permanent Bic markers so we gave those a try.

This is Taylor's drawing.  I ironed the fabric to some freezer paper to make it easier to draw on.  

I laid foil on the table and put down a couple paper towels. Next she started dropping rubbing alcohol from an eye dropper.  We learned from my piece not to use too much.  My piece is a mess but I'm going to try to do something with it.

When it was almost dry, I started pressing it.  Connie said she wished she had pressed a previous piece 3 or 4 times so that's what I did.  Next I layer it with some batting and started free motion quilting.  I had so much fun!  I still need lots of practice but we both think it turned into a super cute pillow! 

I'm linking this post up to Connie's Linky Party Tuesday.  Check it out, I see more pillows I think I might need!


Pokey said...

How funny, I've seen the other posts by the two other bloggers, but it really didn't hit me as a possible project until I saw yours! Thank you for the inspiration!

Annie said...

Wow, Judy, the possibilities for fun this technique has! And kids can do it too. I checked out the link (very cool) and I'm glad that you've shown a more simple start. Taylor did great! Her pillow is adorable.

land estates Perth  said...

So cool. My nieces and nephews would have a lot of fun with this project. Its simple and easy. All can doodle and its easy as 1, 2, 3.

fancystitching said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I was trying to come up with something fun to do the next time Katie-Bug visits, and now I have it. They look GREAT!! And the idea to make it into a pillow is wonderful.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Sharon I just love Taylor's pillow! I think this technique could become quite addictive and I can't wait to see what you made, I can't believe it is a mess! Thanks for sharing.
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