Tuesday, October 30, 2007

digitalis quilt

Today I had time to continue working on my digitalis quilt. I added the batting and the batting to the top. Then I picked up my rotary cutter and cut free hand style curved lines instead of the normal straight borders. Borders are attached and leaves are fused to the top. I had to do it in this order, because part of the leaves fall over the border as you can see on the picture. This was done on the first part of the triptych. Tomorrow I will satinstich all the leaves on this one and continue working on the other parts.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

scarf + Fabled Fibers

This is a silk scarf I got from Kathy (http://pages.prodigy.net/klukens/index.html) which I dyed yesterday. I used ProChem's Ice Blue for it and because of the nature of the scarf some areas are lighter and others are darker. I am very pleased with the result.

This morning I received an email from Ann Flaherty. She is the organizer of the Fabled Fibers show in Houston where one of my quilts is hanging. Some of the quilts are chosen for coming year's calender and some are chosen for note cards. My Princess Moonbeam will be printed on note cards. So if you want to own one or want to see more of it, here is the link: http://www.fabledfibers.com/shop.html

Friday, October 19, 2007


As promised here are some pictures of fabric I created last week. For the fabric shown above I used presist and a wrapping of cookies or chocolate. In total I used 3 layers of presist. After each layer of presist was dry I painted the fabric with procion dye in different blue/greenish colors.

This picture shows the result of 3 layers of cold wax. I started with a pink fabric on which I splattered cold wax and some brushstrokes. When the cold wax was dry, I painted the fabric with procion dye. This process was repeated 3 times.

For this fabric I placed rubber bands on the table. Positioned the fabric over them and applied thickened procion dyes using a foamroller.

More pictures will come later.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

this and that

I have not written much on my blog lately. The reason for this is that I had classes with Carol Soderlund (http://www.carolsoderlund.com). During the workshops we worked on precision dyeing (I now can dye more than 1400 different colors!) and other techniques like resist, overdyeing monoprinting and shibori.
One of the other students was SarahAnn Smith (http://www.sarahannsmith.com). It was especially nice to meet Sarah as we both have a quilt in the Fabled Fibers challenge (http://www.fabledfibers.com) which can be seen in the Fall 2007 Quilt Festival in Houston.
I will post some pictures of recent dyed fabric tomorrow. I intended to do that today but I have to recharge the cells for the camera first.