Hi everyone...sorry it has been SO long since I blogged. Life is well...like everyone's...busy!
I am just posting some pictures from last year...in hopes of finishing showing you pictures before this year is over! Yikes! I won't say much about them...just let you see and enjoy!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Here is another picture of the wool I have been dying! It looks good enough to eat! I have a few projects that I have started using them in and will share them with you, eventually. They are...interesting!
All the colors from light to dark are represented...I have much more to dye, but these are really turning out great! I have ordered a turquoise colored dye, but heard that it doesn't work very well...I will let you know what I find out!
I am also wanting to do a different green and a more saturated blue and darker red as well. They had to be ordered too.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
So, I have started on the journey of hand-dying wool! It is a rather steamy job! It has a definite learning curve...and it is rather labor intensive.
I just love the deep, dramatic colors!
Here are the blues and reds all stacked together!
And now here they are spread out...great gradations just by using different textures! Can't wait to start using them!
Here is a really cool Halloween quilt.
The fabric had a number of really swirly types of shapes, so I quilted it up with swirls!
There was definitely some great fabrics left over, so what better way is there to showcase them then to put them on the back! It is like two quilts in one!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The first quilt is a hand pieced hexagon quilt that took around 15 years to complete, I believe! It is gorgeous! I must admit that I was a little nervous to touch it!
The design is so neat and it is about a queen size! That is a lot of hexagons!
I wish I had taken a picture of the entire quilt! It was so neat!
You can see that inside each flower I did a double continuous curve. In the flowers themselves I just did a freehand hook feather. The white areas have a nice swirl.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Well, I was really in hopes that once the hub-bub of the Holidays were over, I would be able to breathe a little better. Well, not yet! I have a quick sneak peak of a quilt I finished for our guild raffle quilt! It is made of beautiful batiks and took about 9-10 people to piece!
You can see that there are A LOT of pieces to this quilt! There is also a lot going on, so...what to quilt on it?
Well, in the border, I decided to do just a little curve with a leaf. Then I treated the square on point as one block and added a continuous curved design from Pam Clarke. Then I added a line around the gold triangles with a hook type feather inside.
I did a feather in the blue part of the one block and a swirl in the orange part. The green triangles will eventually get feathers and the blocks bordering it will get a curved cross-hatching.
Here you can see one of the border areas that has a feather with pebbles around it and more cross-hatching blocks.
Here is the same type of picture, but different angle.
I am in hopes of getting some more close-up pictures with more texture showing. I used Gold Metallic thread that was super cool in how it sparkles in the sunlight! Maybe I can find a way to capture that too! If not, you will have to just imagine it! Anyway, it is one quilt that I am glad to be done with! All in all, it took about 70 + hours to quilt plus all the designing I did and marking beforehand which makes it well over 100 hours! Needless to say, I am behind! Anyway, I will be back soon with many more quilts that need to be blogged!