Friday, February 26, 2010

February 2010 Alzheimer Quilt: An old Swing Set

Do you remember swinging on a swing set or do you remember pushing your children on a swing? Or is this just another forgotten memory?


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Quilt University classes, ThicknThin and Fabric Painting

Class 3 of ThicknThin covered stamping with fruits and vegetables, using
commercial stencils, freezer paper and just about anything we could get our hands on.  The fruits and veggies are going to take a lot of practice but the paper towel turned out rather interesting. 

Playing with Paint with Lyric is painting with seta paints.  This week we experimented with plastic wrap, shiva sticks, sunprinting for those of us lucky enough to have sunshine, and monoprinting.  It was a fun class.
Looking forward to the next lessons.


Monday, February 15, 2010

Free Lunch Cafe

Free Lunch Cafe has a series of free internet classes which are just wonderful.
This class is on Image Transfers.  Last week we transfered images to fabric and dryer sheets.  This week we transfered the image to white tissue paper which I then scrunched , fused it to fusable interfacing and then made 2 postcards.  You can actually see the texture in the photo.  This technique has all sorts of possiblities.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Quilt University

I am taking a class called THICKnTHIN thru Quilt University.  We are using dyes with alginate as the thickener.  There is always dye left over at the end of each class so our instructor wants us to use it on another piece of fabric.  This time I used Elmer's  Gel Glue as a resist which washes out with some effort.                   

It snowed in South Carolina

It snowed so I tried SNOW DYEING.  I placed a piece of soda-soaked fabric on the bottom of a one gallon sized baggie, filled it with snow, sprinkled red and blue on top, zipped it close and let it sit in the garage overnight.  The results are quite interesting but the snow is gone and I can't do anymore.