Another busy week, so not much time for sewing. I got the hockey quilt backed and basted, but realistically won’t get it started until next week. I’m going to have a few days of R&R and really wanted to sit, relax and hand stitch, but this quilt won’t quilt itself! I will bring everything I… Continue reading Itsy steps
As I said in my last post, my daughter thinks we’ve used up all the luck in the old hockey quilt, so I MUST make a new one. There are so many variations of flying geese quilts that even after I had decided on that, it was hard to figure out which one to use.… Continue reading Keeping it simple
TROUBLE! Here’s the back story. I spray baste whenever I can, but when I do, I feel that I MUST wash out as much of the glue as possible and fluff up the pieces. I also made some markings on these latest pieces that I knew washing out would take care of. And then I… Continue reading Uh oh….
Since my grandson is playing for a new team with different colors this year, I thought I would make a new hockey quilt. Nothing wrong with the old one and it doesn’t have team specific colors…I just want a new one with his team colors. And no hockey players on my fabric this time either!… Continue reading Hockey goose
The weather has been delightful lately and I’m getting interested in my neglected flower beds again. When that happens, the sewing slows down a lot! I wanted to get a project started with my orange fabrics, but when I got them off the shelf, I found that I didn’t have much variety of color value.… Continue reading Slowly working
I want to use up some of my orange fabrics. This is the shelf where I have most of them, but there are more scattered in with the hand dyes and in other spots. Most of them have been there for quite a few years…once loved, now forgotten. I love an orange and turquoise combination,… Continue reading Orange!
I have had this raw edge woven piece and this packet of gray dye in my piles of stuff forever. Each always waiting for the right project to come along. Baloney! They could wait forever so today is the day we are going to try out that dye. Of course none of my dye experience… Continue reading For today’s experiment…
I have had this piece hanging in my living room for a while now and it depresses me. All the fabrics are hand dyes, but they are so much duller than I would have liked. If you look at it in bright light, it seems fine, but over all….dull. If I had some bleach, I’d… Continue reading New experiment
The design of the Carpenter’s Angles quilt was finally cranking along, coming together really well. This morning I decided that I wanted to feature that large star and actually make a second one. That will be the focal point of the design. I need to decide if I want identical stars or stars with opposite… Continue reading SCREEEEECH! Halt. Sharp Turn!
It’s distraction time…but I never feel like it’s a distraction. I was determined to select another watercolor painting to combine with fabric and continue my experiments in that direction. I have also settled on my gear dye prints for a handwork project. It should be full speed ahead with the painting. Well….I’m a daily reader… Continue reading Here we go again