Monday, August 29, 2016

Now there are three new pieces.

The new start from last week has now become three new starts and I'm still making decisions as I go. The retired print table cover has now been ripped into three good sized pieces (34" x58",25"x48" and 40"x45") and several smaller pieces.

I've stenciled on them with paintstiks.

Started doing some hand stitching with #5 pearl cotton and am changing my mind about it.

The stitching through two layers of cloth and batting will take forever and it's not visible from a distance.

So the new plan, at least for the one with red lettering is to fuse hand dyed silk organza over the letters. I do have some in red, I'm hoping it will be enough.

The largest piece was stenciled with olive green and that shows up better and the smaller piece was stenciled in teal and part of that shows. So stay tuned, I'll see what feels right this week.

The Weekly Leaf
 Another SolarFast week, this time with a leaf from my flower garden.

Avocado SolarFast on a light beige hand dye.

Week #35

Daily Stitching updates

Gelli prints #236-242

Shades of Orange #163-169

Linked to "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"


  1. OMG I love the way the retired cloths are going! Your idea of fusing silk organza over the quilt top has my mind racing. Thank you!

    1. And you have the organza to do the same thing!

  2. I can't wait to see how this turns out. You certainly are off to a great start!

  3. I'm liking the re-cycled table covering. Very effective colour scheme, and I'm quite taken with the lettering. I think you made the right decision about the hand stitching.
    Pat F in Winnipeg

  4. I just love the solor fast leaf project so much I viewed your past leaf works, stunning work. I am going to enjoy watching the retired table cover progress.

  5. Great projects! I shall watch these develop with interest.

  6. Gosh, that Weekly Leaf looks like a lovely project! Just my thing. I hope you had a great day!