Sunday, June 27, 2010

Reiki & Scrappy Quilt


This quilt is almost done, just needs some kind of edging. I took apart the design that is in a previous post and put in blocks of "scrappy" fabric, which I make by plopping a pile of very small leftover fabric pieces, yarn and thread onto clear, watersoluble stabilizer, making a sandwich of it, and stitching over it every which way. You wash out the stabilizer in cold water, and usually something attractive results. The quilt is made from commercial fabrics, combined with my own soy batiks, as well as the scrappy. It has the reiki healing symbol...I haven't decided if I should use it on a wall or as a small blanket or giant pillow during a reiki session. And yes, I know it is a little lopsided and my stitiching is seriously in need of help, but it is my first time trying this design...maybe I need to collaborate with someone with techincal expertise and a longarm quilting machine...and more patience than me. Any takers?

2 comments:

Judy Warner said...

Very creative way to make the backgrounds, Lynn! I like the effect.

Edzellinni said...

Thanks. I read about the technique in a quiltingarts electronic mail a few years ago and love making the 'scrappy'. I also cover journals with it and have made some bracelet cuffs with it, as well as a business card holder.