Tips, Thoughts and Techniques:
|Eight different ratios of|
fuchsia and black (top 4) and
basic blue and black (lower 4)
were used to achieve this color run.
|Complementary colors (opposite colors on a color|
wheel) were used to dye this run.
The good news, as you can see from all the pictures, is that I managed to finish last week's lesson. There were many assignments, including dyeing neutrals, shades, over-dyeing and even painting with dye. It was a very full week as you can see by my list of accomplishments:
1) Work on Deep Waters - (Due March 15) - Done!
|Deep Waters after cropping with the facing pinned to the|
backside. You can see the pins from the front, too.
|Fun with free motion quilting.|
There is something so compelling in
a curved line quilting motif.
2) Free motion quilting practice. - Done!
It has been a while since I just sat down at the machine and doodled a free motion quilting design for fun and frankly, stress relief. This design is one from the second year of Whirls 'n Swirls motifs. I've called it Feathered Pods.
3 Do some surface design work - Done!
I managed to dye my way through 5 yards of 60" wide fabric in a single week.
|I opted to over dye turquoise. The|
original color of the cloth runs
across the top. That same color was
over dyed with black, basic blue,
fuchsia, orange and yellow.
I was extremely upset by the disaster I was making of Deep Waters. It took great courage and conviction, but I managed to stay open to the idea that it was salvable.
I am going to have to stay open to a week where my schedule is unpredictable. I have jury duty starting on Monday. In Wisconsin, where I live, this means calling in daily for a week to determine whether I need to head to the courthouse the following morning. If I manage to have any days at home, here is what I plan to do:
|One of the fabrics I hand painted with|
dye. This assignment was to use
the dye solution as is versus
thickening it. This is a bit like
painting with colored water - only
broad brush techniques are easy to achieve.
1) Finish Deep Waters by hand stitching the facing and adding a sleeve - (Due March 15)
The good news is that I can do this at the courthouse or at home!
2) Free motion quilting practice.
3 Do some surface design work
4) Beware of when I find myself shutting down and find a way to stay open.
I am now linking up to two blogs on Fridays. The first is Nina Marie's Off the Wall Fridays and the second is Free Motion Mavericks.