Full Disclosure

defussedquilt

 

Number one – I am on serious overload of picky, time consuming left brain stuff that I need to do to keep afloat.

Number two – I need some balance in my life. I need to take some creative breaks to keep myself sane.

Number three disclosure is that shrink-a-dink textile I have been working on.

This is a closeup of what it looked like when I last took it out of the dryer.

blackfuzzyquilt

 

Eeeuuw! I was about to throw it in the trash, and then my creative wanna be, Karen, commented that she had had this very problem and almost got carpal tunnel from picking out the fuzz. What? She removed the fuzz? So, with renewed enthusiasm, I went after it last night. I decided there must be an easier way. I grabbed my needle felting brush pad and used it. This is what it looks like, now, – the brush that is.

blackfuzzbrush

 

And this is a detail shot of the stitched piece – much better.

defuzzedquiltdetail

 

I still wish it had shrunk a bit more. I may throw it in hot water and the dryer again to see what happens.

I discharged another piece of silk for another attempt at this.

newdischargedblacksilk

 

I have been neglecting the stitching together of my 3x3s so for the last two nights, I have done some stitching. These have been stitched together so far.

3x3update

So, there you go. A look into my crazy life.

 

One Response to “Full Disclosure”

  1. Hi Gerrie,
    I know you don’t have time to redo. but if you try this again, you might like to stitch onto loomstate calico (maybe Americans call it upholstery weight muslin?) anyway, if you stitch a fabric onto it in a grid pattern, then wash, the calico shrinks and textures the top. but you do have to leave a bit of space in the grid so their is room for the puckering.
    Here’s hoping your left brain stuff goes quickly and you are back to creating.
    Sandy in the UK