May 9, 2015

 Welcome back!

A great way to get back into blogging after a long hiatus is to participate in a blog hop 
with a great give-away... 

Check out Sue Bleiweiss' new book shown below.  It's jam packed with information from concept, to  fabric dyeing, fusing, quilting and contemporary finishing techniques.  And if thats not enough there are really great photos with several start to finish projects.  If you've ever wanted to try out something different other than traditional quilting techniques, this is the book for you.

Sue is offerring the give-away prize package shown below.  You may comment on this blog post to take a chance at winning.  To increase your chances, go over to Sue's blog, enter a comment there, then head to all the participants in the hop and make sure to comment along the way.  Sue will combine all the comments and pick one winner.

In addition to Sues work, she included pieces from several artists and styles in her book. Purple Reeds is shown below and is included in Sue's book. A fun project to make as I limited myself to use only non traditional materials.  The fabric used is not really fabric but cut pieces of Shout Color Catcher sheets that were used in the wash cycle of dyed fabric.  The dragonfly is a craft straw covered with dyed silk ribbon with cheese cloth wings.  After fusing the blue strips to muslin, I cut it apart then stitched in the reeds.  This fun project makes me hopeful of warm summer days soon to come

Remember to go to the sites and leave your comment to be eligible for the giveaway.  Check back on Sue's page May 18th when she will announce the winner.

May 4: Sue Bleiweiss:
May 4: Jamie Fingal :
May 5: Leslie Tucker Jenison:
May 6: Terri Stegmiller :
May 7: Deborah Boschert :
May 8: Desiree Habicht :
May 9: Kathy Sperino :
May 10: Barb Forrister :
May 11 Kathy York :
May 12: Lyric Kinard :