Monday, June 28, 2010
The fabric on the left has the right amount of salt, the fabric on the right does not.
I now have a lot of beige fabric that is too dark for my quilt.
I can't dye anymore as I am out of salt, I can't go to town to buy any because my car battery is dead because I left the interior light on when the kid were vacuuming it out for me yesterday!!
So what did I do today? I made a bag out of my leftover blocks that will one day hold my beach blanket :)
P.S. I used my redyed fabric to line the bag!
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Sunday, June 27, 2010
This is the last quilt I needed to finish for a client before taking a break for the summer. The quilt pattern is by Amelie Scott Designs and it was definately a pretty quilt to work on as I love batiks!! I used the Whirlygig pantograph and Rainbow thread (Opal).
Even though I am done quilting clients quilt for the summer I will still be posting pictures of my own quilting projects and dyeing adventures and disasters...see next post!
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
This quilt belongs to a very talented member of our local guild. She designed the center monkey and used some of her hand dyed fabrics to make this cute baby quilt.
I actually looked like a monkey jumping around when I was trying to take pictures of this quilt on the dock this morning. It is very windy today and trying to keep the quilt from blowing into the lake was a bit tricky and involved some quick reflexes! All the smoke in the air from the local forest fire interfered with my lighting too. Hope they are able to get the fire undercontrol soon.
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
My client hand blanket stitched around all the applique on this adorable baby quilt. I quilted tiny loops in the blocks, outlined the letters and did a free hand flowers and loops in the border. The backing is a soft flannel so it has such a great feel to it.
The kids only have 12 days of school left ...or in other words I only have 12 days of quiet left :) I have 3 more quilts to finish for clients then I am taking the summer off. I think I might be out of commission for the next few days as I am watching my wrist turn red and the ache of Carpel Tunnel is starting ...sigh, good thing my attacks are quick.
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Sunday, June 13, 2010
Here is what I made with those lovely fabrics and I had enough left over so I can make a bag to put the quilt in too. The design took forever to arrange and I almost just gave up...good thing I have very helpful and patience guild friends who came to my rescue. I am very happy with the end result. Think I'll experiment and dye the backing this summer...after all it is JUST a beach blanket!
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
We did it....148 colors, 45 fabric rainbows with 11 dyes. And this is just the beginning!!!
What you see is 148 fat quarters, Lori and I were dyeing half meter pieces and sharing to lighten the work load and it worked very well. The only down side for me is paying the extra for the septic tank to be emptied more often :)
What am I going to do with all these you ask? Well I'm waiting for a fabric order of Kona Black and Kona White and then I'll see what inspires me. I definately see one quilt being black with the jewel toned dyed fabric just haven't found 'the' pattern yet.
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The sun has finally decided to show up in Northern Manitoba, I was beginning to wonder if I would even get my garden planted this spring. Think I'll be hitting the greenhouses this week and get cracking on my flower and vegetable garden.
It seems very appropriate that I finished my clients colorful mystery quilt on this beautiful day. So down to the dock to take some pictures. This is our guilds most recent mystery project and Lori and I are leading the next one that starts in September....we are calling the new one " Your Just Going to Have to Trust Us" Mystery Quilt. That doesn't sound scary does it?
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