Wednesday, 17 April 2013

WIPW - China and Ox Eyed Daisy

Work In Progress Wednesday. Look at how Sharon has completed her lacy crazy quilt block! Read the comments to see how others have been busy. Click here.

My progress:
Here are some more facts about 'Kafferepet'.
Last week we looked at the biscuits on the platter.



This week I want you to look at the platter itself. 


The design comes from a real china plate. Actually you might remember it from the post I wrote about St Valentine and chocolate.

I really wanted to use this set of china dishes for the quilt.
First I selected the light blue fabric, then copied the design onto the fabric with my FOUNTAIN PEN and INK, and finally drew the brown line on the edge.

This china pattern comes from Rörstrand and is called Ostindia. You can read its history and see some of the parts here.

Now with those biscuits you of course need coffee, and a coffee cup:



















Again this is drawn with fountain pen and ink on fabric and then appliquéd onto the checked fabric. The text on the little sign invites you to the coffee party: Välkommen på kafferep!

All this was done in the past couple of years, it is a UFO as you know, but I have now started working on the border (which I will show you in full later).

I have added an Ox Eyed Daisy, so this is my Work In Progress Wednesday.

19 comments:

  1. I think that one has been upgraded to a WIP.
    The drawing is lovely. I wish you could see a wall hanging one of the women in my group has made. She reproduced a series of her favorite cups and saucers and it hangs in the entrance of her little home cafe she opened less than a year ago.

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    1. Yes, the UFO is now a WIP, but will progress at a slow pace I guess.
      Reproducing one's own china pattern sounds fun but could be very difficult if pieced or appliquéd. Better stick to ink, paint, photo transfer or EMBROIDERY, of course! Had I started this quilt today I would have embroidered the pattern instead.

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  2. was interested to read you draw the design with a fountain pen Queenie, not a problem with the ink running? and does it wash out or bleed into the thread when stitched? The cup is delightful and the daisy tells me spring must be on the way.

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    1. There were no running or bleeding in the tests I made before using ink on this quilt. The ink is still OK after the top has been folded and in storage for two years. I keep my fingers crossed that it is everlasting ink, but this might not become a museum piece!

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  3. wow ! your drawing on the plate and the cup are so perfect !

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    1. Not perfect, but perfectly fun to make!

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  4. I love the cup and saucer, and am relieved to hear you use normal pen and ink on fabric. I do it all the time, but until now, kept it as my guilty little secret.

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    1. That's nice to hear! I thought the colour of the ink in my fountain pen would be just perfect for the design on the china, so tried and was pleased with the result.
      Anyone who wants real permanent ink should reach for the kind used for Japanese calligraphy; absolutely impossible to wash off! Children in school need special smocks not to spoil their uniforms.

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  5. I really admire you for your skills with a fountain pen. Is this really a pen you have to dip into a little bottle with ink? I learned to write with such a pen, but it made lots of spots.

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    1. No it is the fountain pen where the ink is inside the pen and you need to fill it with a little pump. The pen with a nip that you dip in an inkwell leaves a LOT of spots.

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  6. WOW!!! love the plate,cup and saucer!! Now the biscuits attracts more on that lovely plate.

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    1. Thank you. More china to be displayed next week!

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  7. Fun to hear you drew the pattern with a pen. Good to turn this UFO into a WIP!

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    1. I am very grateful to Sharon for the WIPW initiative. At last there is a 'whip', or maybe a 'carrot' to urge you on!

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  8. The daisy and cup and saucers are lovely

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    1. And you have drunk from this china!

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  9. I love your daisy and the rest of the quilt. Have you tried TSUKINEKO fabric pens for doing designs on your fabric? They have a duel nib at each end, thick and thin, and they use a fabric ink, the same as for printing on fabrics. This means that they do not sit on top of the fabric but become part of it and will wash. For fine black lines I use un- pin that are made by the Mitsubishi Pencil Co. These are drawing pens and come in packs from 01, very fine, through to 08. These also work really well on fabric. I do test the pens on the piece I am going to use it on first. Ocassionally you get a fabric which the ink will bleed into but most times there are no problems.

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    1. I used the fountain pen 'just for fun' and because I love the colour of Waterman's Florida Blue Ink. It turned out to be just right for drawing the design on the china.
      For other designs on fabric I have used the following pens: Marvy The Fabric Twin Marker, Pigma Micron by Sakura and Pentel's Tough Name. All made and bought in Japan. The latter pen is the standard for writing children's names on clothing for school.

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  10. I am completely in wonder for your platter and cup - a marvel! - I could hug you for this.

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