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This and That

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

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This is Sky Blue Pink hanging in the Etui Gallery in Larchmont, NY. The opening reception was tonight. I was very excited to see this hanging there.

I got word today that two other quilts, previously rejected from shows, were juried into In Stitches in a gallery in Coos Bay, Oregon.

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I am behind in my master class homework again. The assignment was to made a piece with lost and found edges. I am doing a row of fall aspen trees using hand-dyed silk. It is taking me ages to cut all the leaves.

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This is the half-finished collage for the last Printed Fabric Bee theme, Carribean Ocean.

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Here is my not so great contribution.

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I printed blue waves on turquoise fabric, using an old carved wood block.

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Then, I screen printed orange fish with an old thermofax screen. They were a bit dull, so I added some copper foil to them.

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So, you know the drill, if you are interested the giveaway collection of these fabrics, leave a comment on the Printed Fabric Bee Blog.

 

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Printed Fabric Bee – August Edition

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

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I didn’t realize I had been away from blogging for so long! It was a busy end of August! Above is the print I did for Deborah Boschert who was the queen bee for August. She proposed an architectural theme in blues. I picked up some nice stencils at Quilt Knit Stitch and used this one that looked like bricks for a building. The base fabric was a light blue and I sponged on an indigo color.

 

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Debra uses a simple house shape in her work. I made a freezer paper stencil of that shape in 3 different sizes and used a blue green paint to add the houses.

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Here is the 6 inch piece for the giveaway.

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And the mosaic of the prints done so far.

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For a chance to win the collection ( I am sure more will be coming), leave a comment on the Printed Fabric Bee Blog.

I am still having severe pain in my right knee/leg. I am having an x-ray and seeing the ortho doc on Friday. Hope to get some answers and relief.

One thing I did last month was to finally finish the kid quilts made with my daughter’s line of fabrics. Here are the girls with the quilts after they arrived in upstate NY.

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We also did a bit of a remodel in the bathroom where we wanted more storage. A huge mirror was removed and medicine cabinets installed. We painted the room a soft gray and put up wallpaper on the cabinet wall. The wallpaper is from a line of removable wallpaper designed by my daughter, Lisa. We love the whole thing.

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While Lisa and Clay were out of town this past week, we got to have this cute little guy stay with us.

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Right now, I am in the midst of finishing up the current homework for my online master class. Perhaps I will post about that tomorrow.

Printed Fabric Bee August 2015

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

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I am sorry for my absence, but I had a bit of a melt down last week, and I have had a lot of other stuff on my plate. More about that later.

On to this month’s printing for Jane Davila whose theme was insects.

I was inspired by this photo I found on the internet when I was surfing for ideas. A hot pink dragonfly? Loved it.

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I made a dragonfly thermofax screen and headed to the studio. I found the perfect hand-dyed green background fabric and an old leaf screen.

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I printed the dragonflies in hot pink.

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Jane had asked for a touch of black so I added a black head and little dots on the bodies of my dragonflies.

Here is the collection so far:

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For a chance to win this collection, leave a comment on Jane’s Blog or the Printed Fabric Bee Blog. She will select the winner on August 15th.

You can see what other members did on their blogs.

 

Printed Fabric Bee – June Edition

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

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Lynn Krawczyk was queen bee for the month of June and chose the theme, vintage. Oops. another challenge for me. I looked at a lot of vintage clip art and I really liked some vintage keys that I found. So, I made a thermofax screen.

Off to the studio, I found a piece of hand-dyed cotton that had a bit of purple and dark and light yellows and had an aged look to it. I searched through my thermofax screens and found this check pattern which I thought could look vintage. I used a purple paint and screened it on to the fabric.

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I did some experimenting with printing the keys over the checks.  I used black for the keys. Lynn wanted any color but pink. In this photo, you can get a better idea of what the base fabric was.

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I tried to make the printing look worn and not crisp so that it would look old. It was bloody hot in my studio, so I did not linger.

Here is the collage of the vintage collection. Click to see a larger version.

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Leave a comment on the Printed Fabric Bee Blog (you might have to wait for Lynn’s post) and/or on Lynn’s Blog for a chance to receive the collection. Deadline is July 10.

Check out the member’s blogs for their contributions.

 

Printed Fabric Bee – May Edition

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

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May’s Queen Bee was Leslie Tucker Jenison. She asked us to do prints with found objects in neutrals with a pop of color.

I picked a hand-dyed gray fabric from my stash and started by printing a black grid with this vinyl grid, used to line shelves, etc. (I think.)

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I have a package of felt dots for putting on objects to prevent scratches on furniture and wood floors. I used it to print black dots.

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I then used a metal scrubbie to add some pink paint.

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Here is the mosaic of the fabrics completed so far. Click it to see a larger version.

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If you would like a chance to win this collection, go to our facebook page or to the blog and leave comments.

I thought I would share the wonderful group of fabrics I received for my geometry theme. Each one is 12 inches square.

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I love them all. I am sure they will be part of my work in the future.

I can’t seem to keep up with blogging lately. End of the month is a busy time for me with my SDA job. We had a busy week-end and I have not been in the studio.

I finally went in and got a cortisone shot in my bum knee. I am now aware of how much it was affecting my quality of life. The cortisone really kicked in today and I feel like a new woman. Wish I had done it long ago.