Well, I am going to try to have one new technique or tip every Thursday and/or Friday. Sew….I decided to try “snow dyeing’ some fabric. Right, Houston has so much snow! OK, well, ice from the grocery store might work, don’t ya all think??? So, here I go. I cut 5 one yard pieces from a Prepared For Dyeing Fabric and soaked them in Soda Ash for about 15 minutes. Then I folded one piece in quarters and pleated it. The second piece I wrapped with rubber bands. Both of those pieces I placed in the bottom of my large dyeing container. By bracing it on small bottles, I floated a grid on top and placed three more pieces of treated fabric on the top. Then I took about 5 colors of dye – still in powder form – and carefully sprinkled the colors over the top of the entire container. THEN…..ta da….I covered the whole thing with 20 lbs. of cubed ice, covered it all with some plastic wrap, and plan to check it around 24 hours from now. So, we shall see how “Houston’s” version of snow dyeing works. I have included a gallery of pictures showing the process. Enjoy. Until tomorrow…BE HAPPY!
Monthly Archives: January 2013
WOW, the learning curve almost got me….
Well, I was working on my website this morning and almost deleted another website for my quilt guild that I have been building for four years now. Can’t believe the panic I felt. Sure glad it was short termed and I was able to sort thru it and retrieve the site.
I did finish the blocks for my mystery quilt and should have a picture of the top by tomorrow. If you haven’t checked out Bonnie Hunter, do so. Her website is www.Quiltville.com she has lots of free patterns and some great ideas for organizing! What a busy lady!
Meet Caitlin. She is one of my three boxers, the yougest. I adopted her about two years ago from the Houston Boxer Rescue group. She is a real sweetie – can’t imagine anyone giving her up. She was skinny and had Heartworms, but all is great now, She loves to lay under my feet when I quilt!
Project Bonnie–a mystery quilt from Quiltville.com
I am having a great time working on my first Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt. This one is called Easy Street and it is tons of fun, and very relaxing, just piecing away. This is a block from the quilt that has some small “wasted” corners. I have sewn an extra 1/4” seam and then cut the small finished 1” block off and put them in a baggie for later… Sew easy and lots of fun. Here is a picture of the steps to completion – a 2 in 1 project for sure. Hmmmm, I feel a miniature quilt coming on!