Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Teesha Moore Deconstructed - Part 2ish...And Hunger Games!

I was working on putting together some more TM panels the other day and had to share this technique I love to use for the bags: freezer paper stenciling. I know it's not complicated or difficult to do but I really think it adds something to the panels that embroidery alone doesn't do.

Basically I go from the last step I left on (remember, cutting lots and lots of squares and rectangles of fabric to stitch together), stenciling, AND then at that point you're ready to stuff and stitch. It's a simple step to add in, and really fun to do.

Here's my elaborate set up....not really. Just a bunch of stencils ready to cut out, matched up with appropriate sized fabric so I'm ready to iron and paint!

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Here's mid-painting - remember: cardboard or something for the paint to bleed onto - otherwise your ironing board is going to look like crap like mine =)

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And the long awaited, sometime talked about, finally done TM Hunger Games themed bag!

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I am really enjoying making themed bags lately - I think it really helps me focus on the designs I put on the panels and really helps to tie the whole thing together. You'll be seeing a number of "themed" projects here soon - I got a slew of them planned now. Though I'll still keep doing the random hodge podge TM stuff too.

Here's the back side of the bag.

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And of course close ups of some of the panels - especially my favorites, and the ones that were hard to see from a distance in the photograph - especially the Rue patch - its much clearer in real life the music notes and her name.

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I'd love to hear what you guys think!

7 comments:

  1. I think... I spy a dragon in the back, next to some cute Wizard of Oz witch feet.

    Wizard of Oz would make a good theme bag too maybe.

    I like the cherry blossom patch - are they just french knots? Very clever!

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  2. I'm a totally insane non pattern using, rule breaking, self taught crafty creator of many things. I sew,paint,collage,refurnish,design,write and other crap. I LOVE THESE BAGS! I can't stop looking at every detail. I would make em watching tv just like you do, lol. It's so refreshing to come across someone with imagination, as its rare to find these days. I hope you're getting decent loot for doing such a beautiful job. High five.

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

    I'm currently working on a harry potter crazy quilt which is actually pretty similar (lots of embroidery) and my roommate has been hinting that a hunger games quilt should be my next project. I'd originally thought there weren't enough images that lent themselves to embroidery but you've clearly proven me wrong. This is incredible!

    http://beantownembroidery.blogspot.com/

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  4. Beautiful, original and inspiring!! I want to get busy and make one of any kind!!!

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