Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
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.
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.