Thursday, November 15, 2012

Quilt done, funky fabric and daily stitching

I finished quilting the top that I showed last week, it even has a label! So now it's ready to be picked up for the silent auction at the end of the month.
The hexagons that have been on my design wall for several weeks have been taken down, put in a bag and are resting until I'm interested in them again. I think that sometimes it's best to just put things away when they're not working for you. An artist friend has commissioned me to do a queen size, usable art quilt. The only parameters were the size, jewel like colors with possibly some turquoise and dark red. Not much to work with! So I've started by dyeing some fabric with the red, turquoise and some gold and hope that gives me some inspiration for a design. When I mix dyes I always put a rag that has been soaked in a soda ash solution on my work surface. Normally when I finish I put the rag in a plastic bag so that it stays damp for the next time. This time I forgot and left it on the counter and it dried causing the soda ash to form some very interesting patterns. This is how it looked.
Of course it brushes off, or when I get it wet again the pattern goes away - but I took some cool pictures and one of them will be my daily picture tomorrow. Daily stitching #242 - #247
#247 gave me enough to do another row, so there are now 13 rows.
This post has been linked to Off The Wall Friday.

10 comments:

  1. I have to be careful about putting projects in "time out". Sometimes I forget about them.

    Your daily stitching is coming along well.

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    1. I confess to having some that have been in "time out" for several years.

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  2. Oh this is cool -- I love the soda ash patterns -- who knew? The quilt in the picture at the top of the post is wonderful -- I like the colors and love the shapes.

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  3. Oh wouldn't that be a lovely resist pattern!! It's too bad it won't resist the dye, such wonderful shapes.

    Your finished quilt is marvelous!

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    1. That would be a wonderful resist pattern, if I could find a way ro keep it there.

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  4. What a great stitching project. I think it is just incredibly interesting.

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  5. Thanks Susie, it's been fun too.

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  6. ohhh how did I miss that all these little blocks were going together - Ohhh I want to done too!! Tooo darn cool! What a great idea! and I love seeing the quilt top done. I'm thinking you could come up with your own variations on it~

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    1. Thanks Nina Marie. Doing a little block a day is an easy and fun way to get a whole quilt done!

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