Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Back in September 2009 I dye painted a piece that I planned on quilting as a whole cloth quilt.I wrote about it here . Well after quilting the center I was dismayed to see some unsightly wrinkles forming that required taking out stitches. The fabric is a very tightly woven pima cotton and all the needle holes remained. I got discouraged, folded it up and tucked it away. This week while avoiding working on my current piece, I happened to think about it, pulled it out of it's hiding place and took the rotary cutter to it. I cut three pieces out of the original that I'm quite happy with. There is some of the original quilting in the two larger pieces that I'm okay with, I just need to add more. Here's how they look today.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
On Mothers Day my friends Barbara, Lisa and Kathleen spent the day with me in Studio B. I showed various ways of screen printing and then everyone got to play with my 'stuff'. It was a great day and it motivated me to start doing some printing again. Yesterday I mixed up a gallon of print paste and am planning some deconstructive printing. Kathleen also gave me a piece of fabric she had dyed a very vibrant orange, I want to turn it into a whole cloth quilt. Barb brought over the challenge piece that she did for the Pacific West Quilt Show so that I could take a picture of it. She has done this very whimsical and dimensional piece.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
We are back home after our latest road trip, this one to Reno. This is pretty much the view for eight hours each direction. It's a good thing I enjoy the high desert landscape.