Quilt Testers In Action

Quilt Testers In Action


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! 


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