Yep, here and at my Facebook Page. It is now an extreme close up of Emotion Red in the Waved Feathers Design. I am just about to start dying the fabric to be hand marbled. Always a ton of fun. Dreaming of new colors.
Here is what I woke up to. Just enough to call it snow, but not enough to do anything with. Either way Miss Molly is really happy and running around like a crazy dog.
Every project starts somewhere. This one started with a yard of Snow Dyed Fabric and a jacket pattern. My Snow Dyed Fabric is dramatic and I did not want it to compete with the body of the jacket. I hand dyed the jacket fabric and the flannel fabric for the batting. But it needed something else to give it life. That lead to experiments with all of the blue paintstiks in my stash.
Finally selected Iridescent Dark Blue for the Butterflies and Dragonflies. Then I was stumped on how to quilt the pieces.
Got inspired by an issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited. I do love it when a plan comes together and it turned into a Garden for the Butterflies and Dragonflies. I love the subtle use of the paintstiks.
Four Seasons is a paintstik & stencil project. A real attention grabber. It is created using the Aspen Trees Stencil and the Mini Iridescent sets Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall and Matte Ivory Black. White Silk/Cotton Fabric is the base fabric, in each panel I started painting in the background using the lightest color of the season, followed by the medium, then the darkest. When the background was the way I wanted it, Blue Painters Tape was applied to the outside of the trees. The Ivory Black was added to add definition and show off the trees.
Falling Leaves is one of my favorite jackets, it is easy to wear and it has pockets. It is also a paintstik project that evolved, it started as a simple jacket and ended up rather dramatic, never fails to attract attention.
The original panels are the ones you see on Hand Dyed Gold fabric. I uses a wide variety of leaf and vine stencils, Matte Sap Green and Meadow Green with a light wash of Iridescent Copper on the edges for the panels. Below is a close-up of the back panel.
The black (Left Side) of the jacket is were it received it name, I was walking in the wood with the dogs and saw the leaves falling and knew that was the way to finish the jacket. The same paintstik colors but on black this time.