My best friend's birthday
I've been holding on to these photos for awhile and have been itching to share them. My best friend and I do celebrate each other's birthday and Christmas but we rarely celebrate them even close to the actual date. It's a winner of we celebrate in the month. Her birthday was in the beginning of December but we both had a bunch of stuff going on (and these weren't done) so we just got together yesterday so I could take these to her and, more importantly, spend some quality time with my favorite dog. I knew I wasn't going to be able to top the vulture quilt that she made for me but I gave it my best shot.
Anne is a big follower of Valorie Wells and had really gotten into carving stamps for printing. I decided to make her some shibori fabrics specifically to use for printing. The first 2 are 1 yard pieces. The top one was folded in quarters and then tied. I was so excited with how well it turned out. The second was folded and clamped.
The next 2 photos are all fat quarters or half yards. Some are tied and some are clamped. I was going for a wide variety.
I also dyed 4 monochromatic spirals. The first photo is one of the spirals and the second photo is the 4 colors that I dyed. The orange photo is quite a bit brighter than the actual fabric but that's what happens with computer monitors and orange. I hope she has lots of fun with these. I sure had fun making them.
12/30/2020 07:59:05 pm
Your friend is going to have a blast playing with all those gorgeous fabrics!
12/30/2020 11:48:09 pm
The fabrics are spectacular!!! Vicki has crazy skillz. I cannot wait to play with them. Fantastic gift!
12/31/2020 08:06:06 am
Nice that Anne commented. Now we KNOW that she loves them and will enjoy using them.
12/31/2020 10:18:38 am
Wow! That is one lucky friend! I really like how these turned out. Can hardly wait for dyeing season to start here!
1/1/2021 10:17:08 am
I would say your best friend is lucky to have a best friend like you!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.