My newest quilt
Now that the my play room (basement) is reorganized, the batting rack is up and the new workbench built, it's time to get back to normal programming. That means it's time to load a new quilt.
Do you remember Spirograph? I loved that "toy" and I bought a new one several month ago to play around with for quilting ideas. I want to do some of those techniques on a quilt but I need to practice a bit. This whole cloth dyed mandala seemed a good place to start.
This is going to be a Quilt of Valor so I'm not quilting it heavily but I can get a little practice in.
I have never used the Crayola washable markers - are they fine point and do they have special instructions for washing? it has come out of everything you have used it on? I ask as recently for the first time ever not all of my Mark B Gone markings came out in the Patriotic Table Topper that I made I can see some faint marks in some of the red fabric - very faint and no one sees them but I me it seems - that is the first time in over 20 years that happened.
They have fat markers and skinny markers. The lines on the quilt above are made with the skinny markers. I've been using them in my dyeing for 9 years and have used them on a couple of quilts. Just washing them, so far, has always gotten all of it out. Sometimes just a soak in water does it.
5/19/2016 01:06:04 pm
Do you soak in cold water with no detergent?
5/17/2016 05:01:52 pm
I love those radiating designs and your mandala is a perfect place to try them. My problem is I when I design these, sometimes I forget that even if my machine can do a long line, but that doesn't necessarily mean I can fit my template in at some of the angles. Your design looks more realistic - and it's going to come out great!!
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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.