Sunday, June 24, 2018

Marrying Fabrics From Different Dye Sessions

As I study the fabrics I have pinned up on my design wall  I can see what may work together. This is a finished top that will be quilted in time.
I am breaking my rules about not showing unfinished work again, but this is how I can keep track of what I am doing and when. I have a vague idea as to how I will quilt this.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Contemplating How To Use These Fabrics

I have a lot of fabrics I have dyed.
I find one way I can think about possible uses is to just hang some on the design wall and leave them there so I can look at them and get ideas to use them.

I have already made a decision on what to do with one of these pieces and started on creating with it.
A few of them have gone back to the table with the other dyed fabrics.
One of them told me I should use it on another project I will be working on soon so it has also been taken off the wall.
I may be doing some very simple things with some of these. After creating for my shows recently, working on my Olympic quilts and finishing some works in progress it may be time to slow it down a little.
Another advantage of having them hung on the wall is I start to see possibilities for quilting designs.
It’s not a race, it’s the enjoyable process of creating.

Friday, June 22, 2018

It’s Not Finished Yet!

Y’all have asked to see this so I am sharing even though it is not done.
This is that yarn it took hours to untangle.
Everyone else said they knit it in an hour or two.
I’ll be lucky to knit it in 8 hours or so!
I don’t even like it as I don’t wear boas but it never said it would be a boa.
But I will keep it because I LOVE the colors…my current favorites. I'll come up with some way to wear it.
It’s a yarn that has been discontinued for several years.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

I Am Sharing A Quilt Block I Designed With Corel

The color scheme for this one is very unique.
Here it is as a rectangle.

Here it is as a square.
Feel free to use the block but be sure you include my name as the designer of the block.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

My Life Is Filled With Color Everywhere

Color is a passion of mine.

dyed fabrics navy through purple
Dyeing fabric is a passion of mine.

Santaanddyedfabric 006
Seeing a range of colors like these examples makes my heart beat faster.

front Technicolor Vortex Quilt 1
Creating with fibers and fabrics is a passion of mine.

BFebay 005
These dyed silk fabrics make me want to play.

Indoors or out color is important to me.
When I chose the name Quilts plus Color for this blog I really nailed it.

Monday, June 18, 2018

They Are Sewn Together!

Once the pieces are sewn together it makes the entire piece more exciting and clearer.
I haven’t measured it but I am guessing it is about 8 feet wide and 24 inches high.
Of course the next steps will be to layer and quilt this.
I am pleased with it so far.

This would look fantastic hung above a double doorway or a large window. I can also visualize it hung above a sofa, bed or buffet.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Minnesota Family Departure

It was great to have the entire Minnesota family here at one time.
They’re heading north now.