Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Upper Midwest Quilt Show

All packed and ready to go in the morning to the Upper MidWest Quilt Show to teach 4 classes. Am I going to see you there? I hope so.

Now I'm going to relax and make some cookies before I go.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hayward Quilt Show Demo

I'm almost finished prepping for the demo I'm giving Friday at 10:15 am and Saturday at 1pm for the Hayward Quilt Show being held at the Flat Creek Ball Room in Hayward WI. My demo is on the different methods of foundation piecing. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Party to the Stars Update

Party to the Stars will be traveling to the new AQS show in Grand Rapids MI this month for the show next month. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Clothesline Dyeing

These are fabrics that I dyed this week at a home of my friend Sonya during a Wild Threads Machine Quilters Group meeting. It was a splended play date.

When I dyed these I was trying to replicate the blended look that Laura Wasilowski from Artfabrik does. So I mixed procion dyes and put them in squirt containers, presoaked the fabric in soda ash, then wrung them out. They were hung on a clothesline outside and I squirted the lightest dye on the bottom third, then about a third higher I squirted the next darker color and let it run, then added the darkest on the top letting it also run. This is best to do on a day with no wind. I then let them drip dry. The next day I rinsed out as much dye as possible then washed then with synthrapol. I then ironed them dry instead of putting them in the dryer. I'm very happy with how they turned out.

Inchies...What the Heck am I Talking About.

Today I made inchies for a group exchange. This is my first attempt at making them and wow they are putsy. Inchies are 1 inch square. So you can see how small the little silk flowers are that I hand sewed on the tiny quilted tops.

I have to apologize for not posting in months. The summer takes over my time so quickly and things that I want to do get cut from my day.