Monday, May 5, 2014

Lost week

Early last week I had a really great visit with my cousin, hard to believe it had been so long since we had seen each other. Then the rest of my week seemed to just disappear, how does that happen? I did spend a lot of time pulling weeds and the yard is starting to look better. The raised beds are ready for plants, I just need to put them in.

The t-shirt/cheerleading quilt is progressing, it's now in three long strips plus narrow boarders for the top and bottom.

The Weekly Leaf

This week I used Jacquards discharge paste on a hand dyed fabric. Here I've just finished sponging it through a stencil.

Then after the paste dried it was steamed with an iron to remove the color.

Then the stitching began.
Week #18

This was the second piece I discharged, the first one didn't work quite as well, some of the paste got under the stencil. It is now on the back.

Here's the first 18 weeks

Daily stitching projects.

Line Dance #119 - #125

The Daily Paper #47 - #53

Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"


  1. I find everything about your leaf series so compelling!!!

  2. I'm with Mary. The leaves look so fabulous all together.

  3. Everything is looking good. I often wonder where the time went. And I have no answer.

  4. Your leaves are fantastic. All your stitching is amazing. I have that discharge paste and have yet to use it. Your leaves make me want to try it out.

  5. Oh how wonderful the leaves look together.

  6. Love the leaf designs - where would we quilters be without leaves!

  7. The collection of leaves is impressive, they look great together!