Inspiration!

When I attend Quilt Show, I take photos of quilts that inspire me and post them on my Facebook page. Think of it as spreading the inspiration around. Pam Seaberg is a frequent visitor to my booth and website. She shared some of her creation with me so I thought I would pass them on.

Spoiled is off to the Fall Show in Paducah, KY. The lovely Cobalt Blue background is one of my Hand Dyes.

Lady Indiscretion is off to Houston, TX. The Blue Green Background is one of my custom Hand Dyed pieces. I remember Pam saying she wanted lots of variation in the color.

Belle Story is also off to Huston, TX. I forgot yo ask, but I have a feeling that a whole lot of Belle Story is my Hand Dyed pieces.

The Rug that turned into a Bowl

I am lucky enough to live near Bellingham, WA the home of Ragfinery. I was feeling in need of inspiration and something to get me out a creative rut. Signed up for their No-Sew Braided Rug Class. Great class I might add. Once I arrived home and continued working on my rug, I discovered that it really wanted to be a bowl. So here it is. Either way it is a great way to keep fabric/textiles out of the land fills.

I can feel a few more starting to bud in my creative mind. I will keep you posted.

Life is an Experiment

Somewhere along the line I have come to view my life as one big experiment. In my studio if something sits still to long it could end up in a dye bucket. Recently I received a bolt of Tone on Tone Cotton Fabric and I have questions.

What happens if you throw it into a dye bucket? What happens it you use paintstiks on the printed part of the fabric? Will it stick?

I tossed it in with some Pansy Purple Scarves that I was dying and a whole new look appeared. Added some Iridescent Gold Paintstik, that had been cured, heat set, washed and dried.

Certified Compostable Bags

Finally used up the last of the plastic bags I purchased years ago. For those of you that forget your bags, I now have Certified Compostable Bags. And you know me, had to test them out. I played on in my home composter in May and by October it was gone.

Silhouette Dragonflies

Silhouette Dragonflies is finally done.  It has a saga behind it.  I created a Snow Dyed Yard of Fabric about Four years ago.  It hung in my studio until this Spring.  Had some ideas but never seemed to have the time to make anything out of it.  Then I saw Silhouette Dragonflies by Diane McGregor (Yes, you can find it on my Website).  I ordered it on a Thursday, it arrived on Monday and I had the unfinished top in my booth on Friday.  It just makes me happy to see the finished Wallhanging.  Please note it can also be used as a table runner.
Please be aware that with Snow Dyed Fabrics no two pieces are ever the same.  I dye three yards of fabric in one pile of snow, sometimes they come out looking like cousins, other times they look like they are from different planets.  And trying to create a repeat is really an exercise in futility, it never works.  My suggestion is, find a Snow Dyed piece that speaks to you and go from there.