As you can see from my post yesterday, the technical difficulties have been fixed and now I can attach photos once again. Don’t ask me what was wrong, because I don’t know. I emailed Eric and he fixed it. I thank my lucky stars for Eric and his magic fingers!
So, finally I can post some photos of the work I’ve been doing. This is one of the pieces I am working and adding to. I am still not sure what it is going to look like once it is done, but … that’s half the fun! Adding and adding until it all comes together. The stitching was the last thing I added before going on vacation. Not sure where to go next, but I have a few ideas I will try.
So you know what you are looking at: this is using my hand-dyed fabrics. The wonky log cabin was made using small left overs from other projects, as is the strip in the center of the work. Then, there are a couple of pieces fused on top. It is heavily quilted using mostly straight lines every 1/8″ or so.
After than, the darker areas were created fusing hand-dyed cheese cloth (I used Misty Fuse). And the two white vertical stripes are done by using masking tape to mask the area and then applying acrylic paint with a roller brush very gently. The stitching was added at the end, using one of the skeins of thread I dyed with the fabrics, so it all blends together. The yellow and green thread at the top is a commercial brand.
Here are a couple of details:
And another one of the stitching:
I will keep you posted as to progress. What do you think?
Enjoy the beautiful day out there. It’s supposed to go up to 27 degrees this afternoon. I am off now and will go for a short walk. I will blog later with some more photos of new finished work this time.
Take care, and keep quilting.