Saturday, May 09, 2009

Helloooo. . . .

Yes, I'm still here.

Aren't these gorgeous colors?

I dyed these fabrics last Friday, May 1st. We had a beautiful warm day, perfect for dying fabrics. Not so good for sun printing though, as we had high winds. I tried a couple of times, but finally gave up after everything kept blowing off the fabric.

These are all the fabrics I got done that day - 14 fat quarters! A record for me, I think. It got kind of exciting a few times, when a big gust of wind blew through and flipped over the foam boards that the fabric was pinned to, and the plastic cups of dye blew over - all over the table. I finally got things under control. I tried some new techniques and got some good results. Some of these fabrics started as white-on-white fabric. I love how they come out! I was totally beat when I was done - 3 hours later - but satisfied.

This is what I've been doing for the last week. I had a commission to make about 2 dozen greeting cards. It's been a while since I made any, and it took me a bit to get up to speed. I'm pretty happy with most of them. They're all done and mailed, so now I can finally get back in the quilt studio!

I've signed on to do a "woooo" block for Lazy Gal Tonya's 'Halloween Noises' quilt, and also signed on to do another word for her 'Hope Is A Four Letter Word' quilt. I've been a little intimidated about doing "woooo" in a curvy font, but after thinking about it for a week, I'm feeling a little more like I can do it. I'm anxious to get in the studio and start playing with it.

And, in closing, here's a gratuitous cat picture. Dunkel had to 'test' the dyed fabrics during the photo shoot. Of course.

I wish all my friends a wonderful Mother's Day - enjoying your Mom or your kids (human or otherwise) or both.


  1. Kitty in the way, of course! So happy you're playing with letters for me! Eek, I just imagine dye everywhere - gack.

  2. Wow, looks like you had a lot of success with the dyeing in spite of the wind. Beautiful colors and prints!

  3. Your fabrics are scrumptious, and Dunkel is so cute. Such a ham! Your cards are beautiful, too. You have been so busy! Way to go, girl!

  4. Ohh luscious hand dyes!! I'm impressed with you for tackling this sort of project!!
    I'll be anxious to see your 'words'!

  5. I love all your dyed fabrics! They are beautiful!
    (and Dunkel is adorable)


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