Pablo, orange and blue period...

It seems I am so longing for summer I am subconsciously doing a series of art in orange and blue! Last night I watched a Colouriscious tutorial ( http://ow.ly/4Yef6 ) on slashing fabrics and at 10:30 p.m. went out to the Quilt Shed and layered three projects to finish this morning. 
Mounted on artist's canvas, slashed batiks.
Pablo-11x14, Sold


Batik Log Cabin

Machine quilted, cotton batting. Sold.
Oh, how I LOVE batik!  Something as simple as Log Cabin explodes with color.


Spring Cleaning is Exhilarating!

I know many of you will look at the before and after pictures of my Quilt Shed, and think out loud, "That's an improvement?!"  But trust me, it IS a great improvement, and my creative spirit was giddy with relief when I dug in and dug out!
The before pix of the North and South 'wings' of the Shed. I had just dumped my stuff into the fray when I came home from my first Home and Garden Show. I had started to clean a tad bit, as you can see the two blue boxes on the top shelf with their fabric exteriors and 'garbage can' lace decorations.

My dye supplies are in there somewhere...
 Clutter and chaos!
Well, that was BEFORE.
Here are the AFTER pix.
 Deep, deep piles...
I got the ribbon chain idea from a popular scrapbooking site-very festive! :?}
NOW I know what I actually own-there were several moments of surprised discovery, 
"I didn't know I had that!"

The blue boxes are done, filled with blue fabric, of course.

All other boxes are filled with their appointed color, waiting for their 'clothes'. 

My dye supplies! Wahoo! Let the classes begin! I am ready! Note the Alexander Henry jungle ironing board cover hiding in the corner-only the best in the Quilt Shed!

Now I can see what I have for the next show, and what I need more of... oh, and note the stacks and stacks of 'vintage' quilt magazines? I did the math. If and when they all sell for fifty cents each, I will have over $400 in my pocket!

The New north wing. I found the floor!

The New South wing!

p.s. Don't look in my garage. My "too much stuff" from the Quilt Shed had to go somewhere...

Happy, happy quilter am I! My husband oohed and ahhed properly over the transition and said my new students tonight would be impressed. I reminded him they didn't know the before situation, so they would probably still think, "Oh, MY!" when they walk in!


Stained Glass

I am pulling out all my 'old' quilts from the picture files. This isn't a quilt, as its intention is only for wall display at one of our churches. Made from batiks, pieced with black satin. (I am nuts!) Apx. 54" square.


Obviously this isn't a quilt-yet! But it will be, in some form or another. My son-in-law took this picture at an Aquarium. Love those colors!

Camping Fun

Another oldie but goody. When I worked for Camp Fire years ago I made a couple of Fundraiser quilts. I loved making the individual animal blocks. I don't usually work in 'folksy' style, so it was really fun. Pieced, paper pieced, broderie perse and hand applique'.

Sun Flowers

This was done a couple of summers ago. Its photo got lost in the maze of pix I have on my pc! Hand appliqued leaves and stems, machine stitched the 3D petals down.


Dyeing, dyeing, dyeing! I'm dyeing here...

I spent the last two days dyeing. I need to have the whole spectrum for sales, but it seems everyone buys only the brights. Which works out well, as I LOVE to dye the brights! And she who hates ironing (me) finds the ironing of the finished pieces the most delightful, magical part of the process! All that yummy color!

Hand dyed fabrics are available for sale- $2.50 per fat quarter/$10 per yd. plus actual shipping costs. Email weber.lindy@gmail.com for more info.