Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Fabric ATCs

For my CollageATCs group, April was fabric month. I had originally envisioned everyone sewing at least one ATC, but by the time I remembered to send an email, I already had one packet back from someone.
I decided I would just go ahead and sew all of mine. I took 10 pieces of the largest fabric from my packet and used them as backgrounds. I ended up blanket stitching around the fabric, with a piece of quilt batting in the middle, and then gluing a piece of paper on as a backing.
Starting in the lower bottom left corner and going clockwise. I used the background piece from my packet, sewing the blanket stitch in brown thread and then sewing the buttons on with a turqouise thread. The buttons are from numerous mixed button bags from Hobby Lobby. I used the background mosaic looking fabric and the two butterflies from my packet. I used a light green thread for the blanket stitch around the outside and a variegated yellow thread for the chain stitch to attach them to the fabric. Marilyn was part of a napkin, but I liked the image so much, I included it in the packet. I chose a piece of pink matboard as the background and glued a piece of black lace to that, and then put Marilyn on top of that. I colored her hair with chalk.
Starting in the lower left hand corner and going clockwise. The background fabric was stitched onto the the quilt batting with a simple running stitch. The dragonfly is a sticker. The golden butterfly and the background fabrics were from the packet. I attached the golden butterfly with orange thread and a chain stitch. The background geometric fabric was from the packet. I attached the plastic snowflake with some light blue silk thread. The background flowers and the red shirt were both from the packet. I had bought a packet of die cut people at a garage sale and thought that would be perfect for this piece, I couldn't decide on what to use for the skirt, so I ended up using a piece of blue paper. The cat is a button. Everything except the dragonfly is from the packet. I attached the wavy red fabric with a chain stitch in blue thread following the waves in the fabric. I attached the gold butterfly with pink and orange thread and a chain stitch.
Starting in the lower left hand corner and going clockwise. I thought this quartet looked like they were singing happy birthday in a restaurant, so I added the "Happy Birthday" sentiment to a piece of fabric in the packet and the birthday cake button. The background is also from the packet. The butterfly and background are both from the packet. I attached the butterfly with a chain stitch in green thread. The background is from the packet. The bat is a button, and the flower is from a note someone sent me. The background and the butterfly are both from the packet. The butterfly is attached with a chain stitch in variegated yellow thread.

5 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

Great atcs .I Love working with fabric!
Thanks for entering my giveaway and best of luck!
Lynn

Heidi said...

I love fabric collages! Just came by to check to see if you were still interested in the Treasured Tin Swap. I just put up the official swap post! Have a great weekend!
:)Heidi

Micki said...

Lovely ATCs! They are always so much fun to make and receive!
Micki

Olivia~ said...

oh i love the Marilyn!
hugs,
olivia

The Paper Princess said...

Great job on your ATCs Wendy! Marilyn and the kitty are my faves!

Ramona
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