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Dancing_Purple_DragonWingsI am always experimenting with colors.  Dancing Purple in the Dragon Wing’s Design is our current Featured Fabric.  It has a variety of moods depending on who it is hanging out with.


Sawtooth Mountains

Karen Nickelson made this wall-hanging after visiting the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho this Summer.  She worked from a couple of photos.Sawtooth_MountainsI love the reflection in the lake and the clouds in the mountains.
Mountains_CloudsTake note of the dead snags in the foreground of this photo.
Sawtooth_Mountains_QuiltKaren opened almost every piece of snow dyed fabric I had.  We hung different candidates on the outside of my booth wall (had a corner).  We looked at the different pieces for three days.  This one was the winner.  Karen used Blue painters tape and Payne’s Gray Paintstik to create the silhouette of the trees and added a little thread work to give the trees texture.  I love the fact that she didn’t try to do an exact replica of the photo, but gave you the look and feel of the mountains, lake reflection, clouds and trees.

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.

Chartreuse in Waved Icarus Design.  Time for something new.  I keep hearing that I may get snow today, but I am still dreaming of bright sunny color of Summer. Chartreuse_Waved_Icarus

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.



Mondays orders sold the last of the Hot Pink in Waved Feathers Design, so a quick change of design to Hot Pink in DargonWings Design.  Still that last blast of end of Summer color.

Hot_Pink_Waved_FeathersHot Pink in the Waved Feathers Design is my latest Featured Fabric.  I was out walking with Miss Molly and saw one lonesome dark pink Fireweed.  It was my last hint and smile of Summer, just wanted it to last a bit longer.

Tibetan_Curves_FrontEvery 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.

Dragonfly_FrontThe Dragonfly and Ginkgo Leaf Jacket is one of the first pieces of clothing I made using paintstiks and stencils.  It was the most nerve racking by far.  I had just enough Hand Dyed Fabric to make the jacket, any mistakes could have been fatal.
Dragonfly_BackThe dragonflies are all done using Iridescent Silver, with a few having Iridescent Dark Blue bodies.
The Ginkgo leaves were more of a challenge.  Matte Beige was used as a primer, followed by Matte Sap Green and Meadow Green.  I used Iridescent Gold for a light wash over to top to add just a little sparkle.

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