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.

5 comments:

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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