Saturday, February 7, 2009

Doodling using the sewing machine


Inspired by the new doodle rage, Zentangles, I free motion machine quilted a stamped cloth (I used my own hand carved stamps) that didn't turn out so great. The first image is the completed quilting. I didn't much like it - way too busy.

This second image is the stitching on the back.




I decided to roll black fabric paint on top. Then rolled some gold paint to finish. It's okay. I think I'll make a book cover.

6 comments:

Robin in Las Vegas said...

Belinda how could you not like this? Omg its so sexy! Would love to see you do more, how fun to have a machine like that :)

Crazy Art Girl said...

Okay, this is not me, but it does look good. Belinda

Diane said...

Robin, I use a regular home sewing machine. It's a 10ish year old Bernina. Put on a darning foot, lower the feed dogs and draw away.

Sharon Serrano Ahmed said...

I love the idea. I bought zentangle a few weeks ago. Simple idea, but I like the way they place it in an easy structure. I want to paint my doodle and then stitch into it more.

Rosie said...

I love the 'other side' - black n gold - wow!! Makes me want to buy that quilting/darning foot now... right this minute!

Diane said...

Rosie, most sewing machines come with the darning foot, so check out the feet that came with your machine. My darning foot is a little ring, some are opened and some are rectanglar. The foot doesn't rest on the fabric like the regular feet do.