Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Fire Is Lit!

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I completed the quilting on Ice On Fire today. I used flames as my quilting design.
The thread is a red metallic which made photography difficult.
It is the kind of piece that draws you in for a closer look.
I am hoping you can enlarge this on your computer to see the quilting.
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I lightened this photo so you can see the quilting better.
The only thing that remains is to add the facings and the casings and I’ll have another finish. That doesn’t always happen quickly!

Monday, February 8, 2016

And So It Begins…..Quilting Ice On Fire

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I have started free motion quilting Ice On Fire.
The line you see is marked with soap and is the only marking I will do on this. It is just to get me working in the right direction. It will either wear off or I can take a wet terry rag and wipe it off.
The thread is a light weight metallic so it shows up a little different than it really is. It reflects light so it photographs differently than a flat surface.
So far this is working exactly as I hoped it would. I hope to finish the quilting today. I do find free motion quilting without marking goes a lot faster than following marked lines and also lets me put my signature style on my work – graceful and sensitive to the work.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Today’s Nice Ice

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I am loving this group of ice dyed fabrics.
There are so many interesting areas and textures in them!
What will I do, what will I do with them?

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Decorating With Quilts

My grandson and granddaughter-in-law live in a really neat beautiful older apartment in Minnesota.
The just sent me photos of the quilts they own hanging in their space.
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This was the quilt they chose this year at Christmas.
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This quilt was made especially for them as a shower gift. It features Blakes favorite color, purple and Stephanies favorite color, kelly green.
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This was the quilt they chose for Christmas 2014.
It was exciting for me to see how they had used the quilts to add color and interest to their apartment.
Although the pictures are not as bright and clear as some I use, they do allow you to see where and how they have decorated with them.
They sure have excellent taste both in the quilts they chose and how they have featured them.
Great job, Stephanie and Blake!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Ice On Fire

Ice on fire
My most recent ice dyeing project yielded these fire colors.
Each piece has a different texture.
As I am typing this there were 2 different fire pictures on the TV and these are spot on!
My mind is racing trying to decide how I will use them.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

New Sunprint Piece

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This is another piece that I started years ago. My goal when I did this layer was to continue with the circle theme.
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This is what it looked like before I did the sunprint on it. I had already done 3 layers of printing with thickened dye.
I am not sure if it is done yet.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sun Printing Successes

first 6 silk sun prints
I was able to create some more sunprinted fabrics today.
Each piece will have a subtle texture on it.
I hope eventually I will be able to combine them all into a successful composition.
Wish me luck!