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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It's Doing It Again!

There's a road out there somewhere.


I'm trying to pretend this isn't happening, so I'm playing inside today. I decided to try the  flour-paste resist technique on this not very interesting piece of snow-dyed fabric. The funny part is, the fabric looks much better in the photo than in real life.


I added the flour paste, using a thinner layer than last time,  so that it would dry faster. I'm wondering if when the paint gets applied, it might seep through this thinner layer . I also scratched some arch shapes into it with a skewer.
  

While I wait for that to dry, the first thing that I will do (before going out to shovel) is sew a label onto this scrap quilt I have been making.


The white fabric is leftover strip piecing from a Christmas project, and the blue is an orphan piece of Year 2000 fabric picked up at a guild meeting. It was fussy cut to omit the "2000". The next picture shows the quilt set up on my table, ready  for pin basting.


I pinned on some tissue paper with the design for the center. Since I wanted a thread-sketched look, I sewed this once, then took the paper off, and went over it two more times.


An outer section of flames was free-handed, and the other areas were filled in with various spirals, echo quilting, and stippling.


I finished the binding, using the rest of the Year 2000 fabric a couple of days ago, and I will attach the label now. Not a bad use of leftovers. I'm going to call it "Winter Sun", in hopes that we might see some! 

6 comments:

d. moll, l.ac. said...

It looks kinda gorgeous!! stay warm...

The Fab Furs said...

You have such a creative talent! Hope the name works!

Jade said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Yes, we need all the Winter Sun we can get right now. I've got so much snow in my yard, I don't think I'm going to be seeing the lawn until June!

WV: agins, as in "Will I ever see the sun agins?"

Lisa said...

Stop that white stuff! Right now!

But you're doing some pretty things inside :)

Gina said...

Fun quilt and snow dyeing ... I don't feel bad not being able to try snow dyeing out!

Michelle May said...

That is just so cool! Not cold...cool. :)
xx, shell