I'm always sad when summer ends.
I had fun this past summer playing
with fabric on my deck.
Experimenting yet again with different
techniques and some old ones.
I did the stitched shibori which I
I used Setacolor transparent paints
on "Cotton Classic" - bought at JoAnns
love the results of this piece! And
the hand of the fabric is soft.
And then I tried using a stencil to
make a sun print. I don't think that
I ever tried that before.
I used Setacolor opaque Fig (color)
now I read somewhere that opaque will
not make a sun print - go figure. But
I did blend transparent Fuchsia with
it and maybe that's why it worked..?
Experimenting is half the fun!
I also tried Komasu Shibori
I added borders around the squares.
I don't like the colors that I chose
for this one but I like the technique
and will try it again.
These a just a few that I did.
What I wanted to try is to --- just
out of curiosity -- to make a historical
block using my dyed fabrics.
One block that I love is Broken Dishes.
It's easy and made out of half square
triangles .... but look
it's an illusion. You can see
pin wheels - then a star - or just
boxes. I love this pattern!
sateen. It's hand quilted with cotton
thread and batting. I had no problem
stitching through the layers. It
measures 12" x 12" - a small mat. I'm
going to try this one again with different
Another old one
Bachelors Puzzle - Only cottons
no sateen. Also hand stitched with
no problems. These were made with
my leftover scraps.
I can't wait to try a few more!
The Garden ---->
Wild Onion - Allium canadense
I pull these out every year - they
grow all over the place. But I left
2 plants in because the insects
just love them!
So, I didn't have the heart to pull
|Even the Cucumber Beetle|
This is what I will miss when the
cold weather comes.