For Frances

Frances Holliday Alford celebrated a big number birthday this year and asked her Facebook friends to send her a 6" quilted square.  I am pushing the deadline!  Frances was born under the sign of the Rooster and I decided I would create a rooster stencil to put on my block.  I drew the rooster and then used my white pen to create some bridges within the drawing for a stencil.


I imported it into the Silhouette Software and cleaned it up quite a bit before cutting it out of freezer paper.
I wanted a red rooster on a piece of blue moon Gelli® printed fabric.  This was my first time using one of my Liquitex paint markers on fabric.  It was very easy to use!

The paint wasn't as opaque as I had hoped for though.
The rooster just didn't stand out as much as I had hoped.
I could have ironed the stencil back on and painted again with a more opaque paint but I decided to go another direction.
I love this sunflower Gelli® printed fabric.  The sunflowers were a stamp I made with fun foam pressed into the plate.
After ironing the stencil on to the block, I pulled out my white acrylic paint, no fabric medium, and painted away.
Cock-a-doodle-do!
Much better.
 After setting the paint with the iron, I quilted around the rooster and trimmed the block to 6" square, then put it in an envelope ready to mail without remembering to take a photo. Oh well, the quilting was done with mono-poly so it really didn't show up anyway.  Happy Birthday Frances!


Comments

EmileeHope said…
Pairing your own fabric seems to be a growing trend-may have to give it a try someday!
B. Garner said…
What an awesome post Lisa... your talents are many and this post shows clearly how much fun you have along the way. Inspired - and Frances will LOVE this gift!
Bethany
Mary Marcotte said…
Congrats to you both! You've really figured out how to make the rooster pop against that fabric! Using the white was a stroke of genius!
Vivien Zepf said…
Lovely! Very French-looking to me.
Carol said…
What a difference the color combination makes! I love it!

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