Yesterday was dyeing day. I dyed about 60 yards including this Sugar Maple gradient. I didn't do much else except talk to my art advisor, Estelle. We talked about my floor cloth project. She is the person who eventually got me to learn to test things before starting big projects. It was a very difficult lesson for me to learn! After doing the test drawing on the florr cloth painted with eggshell paint I was all set to get satin finish paint for the "real" ones but we decided that I need to get a sample and test that too to make sure that the marker will not smear on the shinier surface. I'll pick of a sample jar today to test that out.
Meanwhile I need to get a new project kit together now that the county is letting us have our sewing days again! We will have a small group because some people still aren't comfortable being out but I'm so looking forward to having sewing days again! I like to have a dedicated project to work on there to make packing easier. I've done enough veterans quilts for the year and still have a few of the tops I made to quilt so this will be a totally new bed quilt. I looked through my books and decided that I liked these 4 candidates.
Next I decided on fabric. I've been wanting to make something with either my drawer of green hand dyed fabrics or the drawer of blue. So one of these will be pulled.
I've also been wanting to make another quilt with my coveted waste fabrics.
So I voted on the 4 candidates and this one won. I'll make the frames from the greens and the windows from the waste fabrics. It could look pretty cool or it could be a hot mess. I won't know until I make a few blocks this weekend.
Here are the fabrics that I selected so everything is packed up and ready for Friday!
I changed out the quilt on our bed this week and, for the first time, we are using the spirograph quilt! I love getting to see this every day. It's still a little stiff but will soften over time. It's so nice to finally use it.
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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.