Friday, 30 May 2014

Dem Bones

What can I say, "Dem Bones, ain't what they used to be". Seems that self portraits were talked about the last few months and I just couldn't get past the few aches and pains that are haunting me.  I experimented with sewing a fancy stitch on the binding, tried to solve the puckering with an interfacing to stabilize it and that didn't work any better. Perhaps a walking foot would have helped, any other suggestions?

9 comments:

  1. Oops, didn't mean to post.

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  2. Looks like your skeleton was eager to come out of the closet, Colleen! Did you stitch the paper into position on the cloth?

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  3. I can really relate to this Colleen. Glad you have such a sense of humour about it.

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  4. Colleen, I sympathize with the struggle to sew a fancy stitch on the binding. I tried a couple of times and gave up. Is your binding on the bias or straight grain (I only use straight grain these days)? I found in the end the only fancy stitches that work are ones that are stitched off the binding and have little stitches that catch the edge of the binding - like the blind hem stitch for example.

    Pardon me but dem bones seem to be pretty agile dancing! Fun.

    Hilary

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  5. So much fun Colleen, love the little tutu.

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  6. It is fun, Colleen. I like it and I like the colour of blue that you used as the background.

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  7. i absolutely love what you have done!
    what a great idea that works so well
    oh dear - lets bless dem bones

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  8. I like it. Such fun, I feel the skeleton has gone to the disco and is just enjoying herself! I agree with the problems of fancy stitches, I've virtually given up even trying to use them.

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