August 31, 2009
August 29, 2009
August 27, 2009
Inside is a zippered pocket for the eraser, compass ruler, leads, etc. Initially the pens were held in with an elastic strap, but when the pens were inserted the elastic pulled in, gathering the edges. A pocket with individual channels worked better. The flap was added to keep the pens from sliding out.
August 25, 2009
~starting new projects~
August 24, 2009
I used an elastic pony tail holder stitched into the seam to use as a button closure. The button is one of my clear, glass, vintage buttons.
I didn't paint the back; just practiced quilted some fabric and cut to size.
August 23, 2009
August 22, 2009
August 20, 2009
I added color with the Stewart Giles paints. I wanted to see how they showed on a different colored fabric.
This block will eventually become a larger bag. The background is a moda, and the other fabrics are Vicki's hand dyes. This experiment was to see how the colors showed on moda compared to the original Fairy Frost. I imagine the results of the black moda would be similar to a black hand dye, which I had in mind.
The pink piece and this, were quilted first- then painted. There is more paint that needs to be added to the black flower, but you get the general idea of the look. I learned that I like to paint first, then quilt.
And this is how the colors look on black Kona cotton. They paint up differently than they look in the jar, this will be a good key if I really start to get picky on color selection. I plan on getting more of these paints, I love them.
August 18, 2009
The paints used were Stewart Giles Textile Paints, both the Alchemy and Byzantia Jewel-Bright. They are metallic, one being slightly more shiny and opaque. I will do a sample swatch and list the colors as they look on black fabric, for future. But for this piece, I mixed them up and it didn't seem to matter to me.
August 17, 2009
August 15, 2009
August 14, 2009
This is Joyce's, her house is an antique too. One of my favorite pieces because of the bright red door and perfect shadowing. Looks so inviting, doesn't it?
This is Kathleen's. I love the porch and wrought iron table in the bottom left. You may have seen this in Houston, last year. She entered in the group category and won!