Friday, February 5, 2010

Inspired by nature- Quilt pounce pillow tutorial.

This is an age old technique that allows you to create a silhouette from a template with accuracy and ease. The "Quilt Pounce" is a block that has a reservoir that holds powdered chalk. One side is soft, like a terry cloth, and this is the side that you "pounce" against the fabric and template, leaving it's image in its place. When you are done cutting out your desired shape, simply give it a shake to remove excess chalk.
I was inspired fro this project just looking at my horse Tys in the snow. For this pillow I chose to needle felt my back round wool to my wool felt horse template. (The felting tools are available on my Open Sky shop!)The quilt pounce was perfect for this since it is so hard to mark a dark fabric, and the design was quite intricate.


ApachesPrincess said...

Wow, those are beautiful!

Storybook Woods said...

What a smart way to create the silhouette. I love it xoxoxox Clarice