Wow! The Ultrasuede really changes the appearance of the piece. My stitching is not the best, but I love the affect. I am trying to finish it before my local EGA meeting August 9.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
This is no ghost, but me holding the back of my daughter's quilt. She wanted it to be tie-dyed.
Here it is in the dye bath.
Here it is in the dye bath.
My son is also working on a quilt. He is dyeing flannel for the back of his quilt. It was so big I needed a bucket to do it in . He thinks it will need more color-lime green. That may be a challenge....
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I framed up my brown canvas for Serpentine yesterday. Then I took out my instructions and started reading and looking at the photo that Ro Pace sent. The brown canvas would not work with my thread choices. I then remembered that Ro suggested I use eggshell, not white, as my canvas color. No eggshell in the stash, but I have a nice light blue. It shows as white in my picture, but it looks much better with my color choices.
It looks like the piece has canvas showing in one area-a lot of canvas. If my blues "clash" at that point, I will do something to make the canvas work.
Now on to basting...I hate basting!
Monday, July 18, 2011
It is so hot here that I could not go weed. My veggies will have to fend for themselves.... But I did manage to get some stitching in.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
I have been stitching, but there isn't much to show. This is the September stitches and I find it very tedious. Goblin and tent stitch. I will put a yellow Kreinik in the center, but I'm not sure what I will couch it with yet. I really want to work on Serpentine by Ro Pace, but I must get this done.
Monday, July 11, 2011
I wasn't sure which of these photos woulds come out the clearest, so I posted them all. I won't be using all these threads and the overdye may be too dark, but I think I can frame up and start on my piece. I will hit my LNS on Thursday to see if I can find a better overdye.
Soie deParis-114, 3335, 3333
Old Needle necessity(?)-183
Sunday, July 10, 2011
I really learned a lot at Deb Forney's Paisley Passion workshop. If you get a chance, I would recommend taking a class from her. I just got started on adding my appliqued Ultrasuede which is more difficult than it looks. I will miss class tomorrow, but I think I know how to finish this piece. But it must wait its turn as I have a few pieces that need to get done ahead of it!
Friday, July 8, 2011
The local library is doing Melanie Testa's Pretty Purse. Instead of using a single piece of fabric, they decided to make crazy quilts. For some reason my photo did not show colors very well. I am mainly using
Thursday, July 7, 2011
I was able to complete all my pre-work for Paisley Passion. My dd loves the color-it is called Mango. Thank goodness my mom is computer illiterate as she would be wanting the finished product which I think may be a purse. Maybe.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
I should be working on Ro Pace's Cyberpointers GCC Serpentine. I ordered the kit but did not like the colors. (They are beautiful-just not me.) My LNS tried to help me pick new colors, but they could not order Finca perle cotton, so I ordered it myself. Then she emailed me and said the thread I need in silk would not work. Sigh. So several days ago I picked a silk color I liked and then ordered more Finca perle cotton. The LNS is ordering more Kreinik Braid and silk. Hopefully something I have ordered will work! If not, I have done a ton of stash enhancement! Thank goodness I can use the Finca on another project!
I was published in Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine which is a mixed media publication!!! I did their fabric swap and they picked one of my fabrics to publish. It isn't much, but I am excited. Their webpage is www.clothpaperscissors.com although I don't think you can read the magazine there. I don't have a picture of the fabric, but if you can find a July/August issue of the magazine, I am on page 82.