Friday, 22 June 2012

Designing Custom Fabric

I've been hard at it and have come up with more designs that are to say the least..unusual :-) I am also in the process of designing a Christmas / Ocean fabric.. hmm should be interesting :-)

Anyway here are what I've done recently:
Under the Sea Surface.
This is about 8 or 9 inches square in real life.. it goes well with the 7.5 inch blocks I have on Etsy. See HERE for example. The others seen on the print above are also listed on Etsy :-)

I have designed a fabric that can be used in conjunction with this design above and with the others on Etsy as a Sashing or backing fabric for your quilt.
Backing or Shashing fabric

Of course I'm thinking only in terms of quilting :-) there are probably other ways to utilise this fabric.
The site where I sell these designs is found HERE.  If you can only see a few designs then click 'ALL'  next to 'Fabric for sale' and 'designs not for sale'. They are in the process of being proofed and then will be available... so just keep watch. :-) If there is something you like you can click on it to leave a message :-). feel free to Tweet and Like and add to favourites . 

Than I did these : I dyed the fabric, photographed it and then manipulated it on my computer.. it took me quite a while but I think that the result is very interesting!
I started with this.
Developed this.
Stepped it and got this.
Manipulated it to get this ribbon woven effect.
Manipulated it to get this effect called a Fractured Effect.
You should see how these look in a few yards of fabric... rather pretty I think.  Click HERE to go and have a look :-) You'll get to a page with a lot of my designs on.. just scroll down :-)

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Etsy 'shop owners' Flea Market: The Best Shop Hop

Etsy 'shop owners' Flea Market: The Best Shop Hop: Silver Pendant with Labdorite made by Theresa Hing Jewellery Studio Pay a visit to Theresa's studio. Her jewellery is really special a...

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Slip sliding away! :-)

No we aren't sailing off just yet :-p I'm just having so much fun with the designing. I've sort of gone away from the Christmas theme. I've been busy on things oceanic! I've put two more new designs up and I've fixed an old one.

Birds at Sunset. Click HERE
Starfish ! Have a look at it on Spoonflower.. Click HERE.

Beautiful Pansy's! Revamped with a whiter background.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Going off in a tangent

So I designed that geometric black, blue and white design for the Christmas Snowmen Collection and then was browsing through my art work and my White Rose caught my eye... Hmm I thought.. wonder what I could do with that...
Well this is what came of it :-)
My Snow Roses on the Trellis design.

My Trellis repeated.
So there you have it... I'm going off to to upload them now. :-)

Friday, 8 June 2012

Christmas Fabric in the making

So no comments on my last blog.... hmmm you probably all hate the stripe but just don't want to say so... :-p I don't mind if you hate it, or feel indifferent to it.. these are the things I need to know :-) it's great guidance as to which direction to take to be able to create the best design. :-D

So while you've all been avoiding me..I've been working :-)
Here are my latest changes to the collection... Then the stripe..then the red tree balls, the loopy decorations and a geometric....
 These are the new additions:

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Christmas in June new work

8 inch block... changes made to the design.
Due to some comments on my last blog post I made some changes to my designs and also created a couple more to add to the collection.

 I wonder if you can notice the changes and WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THEM? :-)

I've also made a couple of other designs that use the same colours. This then enables the quilter to have more latitude when planning the quilt. :-)
Stripy blocks
Two different colourways of the same sort of design...

Now I prefer the blue toned one. To me it would go much better with the rest of the collection.

I may go and design one with balls.. to imitate the decorations on the trees... hmm I wonder what that would look like :-)

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Christmas in June

Wow what a shock, Christmas in June.. well I'm thinking of fabrics for Christmas quilting and the other day someone was talking about needing some fabric with snowmen on them..I thought hey great idea I'll  design some and stick them on my Spoonflower site.

So first of all I designed this one...
Snowmen Dancing

I'm sort of sure that this ..what you see here is about 10 inches wide.. The cream writing isn't on the design of course, that's just to let everyone know that the design belongs to ME! :-)

Then I went on and designed an accompaniment to this and here it is:
Christmas trees and Snowmen
This is hopefully an 8 inch square.. I'll find out when I upload it onto Spoonflower...
The repeat looks like this:
The address on spoonflower is this

I thought that this would be a great design to cut blocks from ... I'd love some constructive criticism from you all... really and truly! 
Have I got the back ground the wrong colour? what do you think it should be? 

I'm going to do some stripes or something as another one to go with these two... or, if you have any ideas I'd love to hear them!!!! 
Cheers for now.