Saturday, February 25, 2023
Dye Dog #2 - Two'fer!
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Dye Dog Progress
I'm working away on handwork on my dye dog #2! This is the best part, as far as I'm concerned. I just love any type of hand work. It's so relaxing to me...even if I have to 'unrip' at times...who me!...it's still a fun process to do.
These are pieces of ultra suede that I had leftover from other projects!
In addition to some of the embroidery work, I had to add beads, right! I played around with different colors of beads (hence, the 'unripping') but decided on turquoise beads, which look very pale here but they are a pretty shade and match the turquoise in the quilt.
Here is the side panel finished with beading and stitching. I'm happy with how it turned out.
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Dye Dog #2 Progress
I've been working off and on the design for dye dog #2 this past week.
And started on quilting the piece!
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Washi Paper Making
I found this YouTube on 'A Movable Feast' blog. I've followed her for quite sometime and always fascinated with some of her posts. Lots of her posts are about textile, weaving, papers, Japanese influenced. I thought this video was so interesting and wanted to share with my readers! Enjoy!
Monday, February 6, 2023
Grandma's Quilt is ALL DONE!!!
The binding fabric worked great. I used the machine to sew the binding on. I wasn't going to hand sew the binding. Don't forget this is just a project I want
finished. It's nothing my kids are going to say "WOW, LOOK WHAT MUM MADE". HA
It's more of an emotional tie to myself because I recognize the quilts I made with so many of the pieces of fabric. And this was a pattern I started back in 2000!!!! Bob keeps saying "it doesn't look like your work". Well, it did back in 2000 but he's right...I don't do this type of quilts anymore.
The backing is actually an old sheet that I dyed with Tea Bags! Yep...in fact, there are some areas were I left the tea bags in the water and it looks like the backing is stained. Well, it is...but with the tea bag! It really is more pink than anything but I can't get the color correct on my pictures. Not sure why pink!
Both the pic above and this one are showing the hand quilting I did back in 2000!!!
This is the back of the quilt...see how pink it is! Who knew!
Closeup of some blocks and the hand quilting!
This is a true scrap quilt for sure. Nothing goes together but I have memories of so many of the fabric scraps!
|All Finished!!! Whew!!!|
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Dye Dog #2 Progress
Before I get into my post...I had lunch with my BFF, Carol, on Tuesday...and come to find out Thursday she tested positive for Covid! She didn't get sick with fever, sore throat until Wednesday but I'm hibernating until next Tuesday just to be safe and not infect anyone. I don't think I'll get it but better be safe than sorry.
Of course I have a few ideas on my Dye Dog #2....hard to control my mind! I see so many different ideas and go back and forth, but, I think that's just what the process is or should be, right! I should have turned this pic of one of the dye dog fabrics.
Just reminds me of branches of a tree.
|Ran the stencil through copy machine|
|traced tree onto fusible web|
So next up is deciding on the rest of the arrangement. The piece on the left is another one of the 'dye dog' pieces. This 3rd piece is quite light BUT I have an idea there as well...maybe using thickened dyes to enhance the black in the fabric.
Worse case, I'll use this 3rd piece as backing for the quilt.
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Knitting! And Grandma's Quilt!
It's been a busy two weeks...between doctor, dental extraction, eye exam,; blood workup; picking out new glasses; grocery shopping, cleaning, cooking (ok, let's be honest - I used up a lot of leftovers from the freezer lately! HA) and a few lunches out I've not been at home as much as I would like! But I'm not complaining...especially about the eating lunches out!
Closeup of the lace work. Pro bowl is on this weekend and then Super Bowl next! I will miss football for sure! And miss knitting time...I don't sit and watch golf with Bob very often (which will be on in place of football!) so knitting will be while in my sewing room watching shows that I have taped - like I have several, several series with 3-5 shows waiting to be seen!
I will knit at night if we're watching some program I don't need to watch every scene!
And look what I found....actually, it's not that pretty to use for the binding but I have tons of this leftover from Ian's T-shirt quilt. I used this for the backing and binding strips. You can see some of that quilt here. I may pin some of the binding on to see if it's too icky looking! Then it's back to the fabric stash to see what else I can find.
I'm making progress on the Dye Dog #2 quilt...well, at least from a design idea! Hope to post later this week.