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Monday, August 6, 2018

New Project

Last month I posted on winning the magazine, Simply Moderne, from Margarita Korioth's blog,  Margarita had an article on sun printing, which I'll be doing as soon as I can stay home during the day...this has been a busy week!

My readers will remember my beaded blue squirrel that I started in 2016 and finally finished in 2017.  You can see that post here.

Well, Mr. Blue needs a home.   I had thought of creating a hex background for him to attach to a small canvas.

Over the past several months, I've been making blue, teal, orange and yellow hex's ...well, you never know what you'll use them for, right!  Anyway, I did layout the squirrel on some hex's...colors were pretty cool...

But then, I went through my stash and found this small piece of sun printed fabric one of our former fiber group member sun printed.  Karen did some beautiful sun prints and a few years ago I helped her to sell her fabrics as she was cutting back in her stash.  I, along with my buds, purchased several pieces.

I'm kinda liking the contrast of the dark blue with the lime green and yellow!  Isn't this a beautiful background piece.

Only problem I need to add more foliage at the bottom of the piece.  Which is where I'll get to play with sun printing again.  Figure I'll just use yellow Setacolor and perhaps a touch of avocado paint.  The fabric is 13" width and 36" length.  I chopped off a small section to play with the I need to find or make something for the little guy to hold in his hands!  A beaded walnut??  Hmmmmmm


  1. Terrific direction to head…….can’t wait to see what your wonderful skills and creativity comes up with!

  2. The blue squirrel is back! It will be fun to see where he “lands.” He looks heavy. Is he? If so, how will you accommodate the weight in the piece you are making?

  3. I just love that blue squirrel! Can't wait to see what you end up with.

  4. He is so wonderful and I really love the sunprinted fabric as a backdrop

  5. Yes! This sun printed fabric and colors is a lovely contrast background for Mr. Blue Squirrel! Maybe he could hold a HeArt made out of tiny hexes in shades of reds. Just a thought dear...<3


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