Wednesday, April 21, 2010

More dyed fabric

This past weekend, I had time to dye, batik, and quilt! And, of course, mow my lawn, trim some branches, plant some more flower seeds, and just spend time at home (which I love to do).

To create the circle sanddollar-ish shape, I used a potato. Except for being kind of sloppy with the drips, I think it turned out pretty nice! The green squares in the last one were made with a cookie cutter I got at the dollar store. Pretty soon, it will be so stifling hot here in NC that I'll be able to spend lots of time inside sewing up all these piles of fabric. Quite a switch from when I lived in Northern NY State and "summer" started in June, and ended in mid-August.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Quilt Show over the weekend

I attended a quilt show this weekend in Clemmons, NC, just outside of Winston-Salem. It wasn't huge, but there were a fair amount of vendors and quilts on display.
Love the colors in this quilt:

I just loved the quilted designs in this quilt:

This was a family tree quilt, each leaf had someone's signature on it:

My daughter's name is Erin, so this is for you, honey!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I always seem to think I can't do something very well, I just don't know why I feel that way.

One thing I know is that I'm not afraid to try something new, and usually don't have trouble figuring things out. My birthday is Sunday, I'm going to make this my "Confidence" year!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Colors differences

Believe it or not, these two pieces of fabric were dyed in the same dye bath. I guess that different fabrics take the fabric differently! The color I used was Procion Warm Yellow, hard to believe that one piece turned out so orange. That's what makes dyeing fun!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hand-dyed Batik Prints

This is a piece of fabric that I had dyed yellow, then batiked a flower design on. Then I discharged the color somewhat with bleach, and dyed again in fuschia dye.

And here is a piece that I batiked on white, then dyed in a (supposedly) periwinkle blue dye. Looks kinda purple to me. The flowers are each about 12-15" across, they're pretty big. I have it sandwiched and ready to start free-motion quilting tonight, after work, if I'm not too tired by then!

Monday, April 12, 2010


It's been two weeks since I've posted, probably because I've been busy! Last month I joined the Piedmont Quilters Guild, and last Thursday (4/8) they sponsored Leah Day at a workshop. Leah is the blogger posting 365 Days of Quilt Designs at: Basically, the class was over 3 hours of free motion designs and valuable tips from Leah. Here's some class samples, (sorry for the "fuzziness" of the photos).