I feel a change in the air. Nip of frost in the mornings. Molly’s growing a nice thick coat to keep her tosty warm. Midnight in Freestyle Design is our newest Featured Fabric. On one hand it is dark and mysterious, but on the other hand, Midnight has glorious colors running wild.
I am always looking for patterns to show off my hand made fabrics. In this case I have mixed my Snow Dyed fabric with some beautiful batiks. I fell in love with Outside the box, because it has a different look, more modern. It’s not hard to assemble, but can be tedious. The instructions are excellent and in color. I can’t wait to see what it looks like quilted.
Burnt Orange in Freestyle Design is now our Featured Fabric. I am often asked how I come up with my different colors. Some are easier to explain than others. Burnt Orange was inspired by the burm in my back yard.Many of the ferns have turned their Fall colors, but you can see a few that are still green. I love the contrast of the fire of Fall against the lush green.
Chubby Crayon is my favorite marking tool, repeatedly I get asked how to use it. My most frequent use is for marking guidelines for machine quilting. I would love to say I am able to have a piece and just quilt, but the reality is I need a rough outline. (Photo 1 & 2 below)
Please note that I do not sharpen to a fine point. I hate to waste anything.
Once the Chubby Crayon is removed using a hot iron, no one know that I made changes along the way. I love Chubby Crayon for medium to darks, because it stays where I put it, doesn’t go away you apply heat and it stays gone. (Photo 4 below) You can find Chubby Crayon and Miracle Marker on my website.
Lavender in Freestyle Design is our latest Features Fabric. I was out in the backyard with Molly watching the clouds go by. This color popped into my head, it reminds me of Summer. Light, Cool and Breezy. Include sitting in the shade with a glass of iced tea reading a good book with your favorite dog. That was my afternoon.
Every wonder what happens to my quilt Samples after they no longer are traveling with me? This one has been donated to the Friends of the North Fork Community Library. It is being raffled to help raise funds for Insurance and upkeep on the building. We are in a unique situation; the building is owned and maintained by the friends group (Not using Tax Dollars) so we have to raise $$$ just to keep the doors open. This is a way I can help.
For Lupine I used primarily My Hand Dyed Fabrics. Light, Medium, and Dark Purple for the flower. Light, Medium, Dark Green Hand Dyed and a Dark Green Hand Marbled for the Foliage. Straw color Batiks for the grasses. Scraps of White and Teal Radiance Silk/Cotton for the Dragonfly. Light Blue Patina for the background and Dark Blue Batik for the Boarders. Stay tuned for the quilting.
For Fireweed The Background and Foliage is much the same, Light, Medium, Dark Green Hand Dyed Fabric and a Dark Green Hand Marbled for the Foliage. Straw color Batiks for the grasses. Light Blue Patina for the background and Dark Blue Batik for the Boarders. The Fireweed Flower is done using my hand Dyed Pink and Radiance Silk/Cotton in White and Berry. And stay tuned for the quilting.
I can’t wait to start quilting. I found a new lighter weight fusible web in the middle of making samples for Lupine and Fireweed. I really love it. Quilting will be the final test. And Yes, I have it on order and will let you know when it arrives.
Everything uesed to make these wallhangings can be purchased at my website www.marbled-arts.com