Saturday, October 12, 2013
Five pieces, really little to much bigger and all done with yellow
The block, upper left top is done on a paper foundation and will, to finish at 6-1/2". I made it to be part of a quilt the Friday group is making for a member as a goodbye gift because she is moving to Kentucky to be closer to family.
The smallest piece is an artist card. One of 10 I made to exchange with the members of the group I meet with every other month on the third Wednesday at Panera for dinner, chatting and show and tell.
The other small piece was used to demo how I face my quilts. When I got home from Coral Springs I couldn't leave it unfinished... done. That small piece and my artist card are painted on a piece of my hand dyed cotton. I liked the orange and yellow combo so well that I thought I try making something a little larger, again using my hand dyed cotton. For those pieces pieces I did not pre soak the fabric in soy milk, I simply used the soy milk to dilute the water color paint. Because I wasn't sure how well this would hold up I painted over the flowers and the stem with a diluted coat of Golden GAC 900 Fabric Painting Medium which did not change the hand of the fabric or the quilting.
Oh, the tray dying I did a few days ago came out okay. Five of the ten pieces I had to over dyed because there was way too much white spaces left when it was washed out.
I will be vending at several quilt show in Florida. The first one of which will be in a couple of weeks. The last one I committed to is in March of next year. I am going to be a little busy until then with a few teaching engagements schedule during the same time frame as well, so at every opportunity I will be making some work , replenishing my inventory of quilts . Here is a look at the largest piece I did this week. Just finished quilting, blocking and cropping it this evening. Will get to the facing tomorrow and save the sleeves for hand work to do when I go to my Friday group. It seems the sleeves go on a little faster when I am engaged in conversation with others and not home alone humming to myself.