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We are swapping post cards in Layton Quilt Guild this year… I wanted to show you what I did for the “It’s not easy being green” theme.
I found the frog image online and drew him out with pencil. I used “Inktense” pencils to color him with and then added “Textile Medium”. I finished him off using a Micron pen to outline him. I made the 3-D leaves using 2 pieces of fabric with fusible web between them and then stitched the edges. I pulled them into a tuck to give them dimension! 3-D is so fun!
And last, but not least, I am working on this little “Triptych” quilt for a swap in the MQTS swap on flickr. Now to get them bound!
I have been crazy busy! Story of my life lately… I rushed to get things done before I went to a quilting retreat at Bryce (which I’ll try to post on later). I didn’t quite get this done before I left a couple of weeks ago, but finished it within days of being home.
And this guy is finally made in fabric. I designed the pattern last year but didn’t have time to work on it. It’s a long way from finished, but I imagine down the road he’ll be a finished pattern in quilt form.
I’m hoping that things will slow down a titch, but I just sent in my contract to teach at Quilt Fest. Guess that means I’ll add “whip up a pattern” to my to-do list!
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And it’s not getting ready to slow down anytime soon!
I have Bryce Winter Retreat coming up in a few weeks and plan on trying to get all of my client quilts done before I go…
I found the center heart image on Free Heart Clip Art. Love it!!!And I finished the Wonky House Quilts that we made in Roy Quilt Guild using mine and Silvana’s Patterns that were featured in The National Quilting Associations, “Quilting Quarterly”, although we did ours in 6 inches instead of 4.
And last but not least, I quilted this gorgeous quilt for my friend Susan H. It was too mucky outside to get a picture of the whole thing, but I quilted all 5o blocks with different backgrounds. Talk about challenging!!! Susan got these blocks at a yard sale. The blue border fabric had bled onto the light backgrounds so the owner got rid of them. Susan removed the offending fabric and was able to get out the blue coloring. Didn’t this come out great?!
Well, I had to try it… It fell from the sky like manna from Heaven. (Although I don’t think I’ve ever appreciated it as much until today!)
But boy, oh boy… I loved the resulting dye!!! For more information on ice dyeing see Sondra Millards blog: https://shesgotmojo.com/
I’ll never feel quite as grumpy towards the white stuff again!
It did dry a little bit lighter than this, but it is really stunning.
I made caramel yesterday and added chocolate to my turtles and pretzels today. It was a very productive day!
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Well, here I am again! Between customer quilting and preparing for the Holidays, I’ve been out of touch. But that means I’ve been doing lots of fun stuff! Still dyeing for more color. I went with blues this time… I really love the way this one came out… It looks cold!
Aren’t they fun? Here’s the link that I used if you want to try them as well…
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Hahaha… Pun intended! I am working on a quilt that will be in several shows next year.
I figured what better backing for it, then to make my own?!
And here is the dyed backing waiting for ice… Again, my powdered dyes came from Dharma Trading Company, http://www.dharmatrading.com/dyes/dharma-fiber-reactive-procion-dyes.html and I used Sondra Millard’s technique that I learned in her book “Having a Meltdown”. https://shesgotmojo.com/And the final result! (Drum roll please… DAdaddadadadadaddada)
Because I don’t have enough hobbies, I decided to try my hand at fabric dying!
(Always useful for a quilter no doubt…) 😉 I have a FB friend Sondra Millard who has published a fabulous book on ice dyeing. It can be found here: (Click on the “Home” icon to go to Sondra’s site.)
I think I’m in love!!! Oh the projects in mind, the ideas racing through my brain!!! A special thanks to Lisa Chin http://somethingcleveraboutnothing.blogspot.com/
for my first foray into dyeing fabric, and to Sondra Millard for the courage to continue!!! Sondra’s book, “Having a Meltdown” tells you step by step how to do it. I am soooooooo happy with the results!
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First, the torrential rain. I was in the Vendors Mall helping out one of my volunteers… The lights were flickering, so I told some of the Vendors that I would talk to management. I walked out the door to this! Looking out in the parking lot, I could see the bed cover on my truck flapping around in the wind. I ran out to latch it down properly… Whew! Made it before the window broke or the cover was ripped off.
We had a tornado (very unusual for Utah) touch down about 20 minutes to the North, although we had trees down all over the place here in Layton. This U-Haul had been parked about 30 yards away from the Fifth wheel. It came to within a foot of hitting it!
Word nerd that I am, I thought the name for the Fifth Wheel was Quite the co-incidence!
Meanwhile, back at the Davis Convention Center…
Talk about dedication!!! Several of the teachers held classes by flash light and cell phone light!
Our Past President, Cindy Hutchinson went to the store and bought rolls/ meat/ cheese/ cookies/ fruit to keep us all happy and well fed.
It only took her an hour to go out as there were trees across the roads, in addition to downed power lines…
There were fireworks out across the street from the parking lot when the power company tried to turn back on the lights. Needless to say, it wasn’t until 0500 in the morning before power was restored! I forgot how hard it was to do anything in the dark!!!
More coming on classes I took at Quilt Fest a little while later… It was such a fun time. (Even the storm added a bit of excitement!)
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