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Friday, September 10, 2010

It is Friday and I have my Saturday PACKED with quilting projects!

FIRST the bestest news and then on to the good news.  The two people who wanted my wall hangings (the ones I made for the Mile of Art and did not sell) have now paid for them.  I am $50 richer!!  (SHHHHH!!. For those of you who sell your work all the time for big bucks and are not excited, please try and keep your 'big deal' thoughts to yourself).  AND the wall hanging that I donated to the UMA Women's Soccer team for the silent auction today is in a bidding war.

Tomorrow I get to play with quilts all day.  I have several projects that I want to work on. I am really excited on several levels.  First, I love a Saturday that has no definite plans--no where I have to be, nothing I have to do, just a whole day stretching out in front of me.  Second, I have felt exhausted after my vacation and working on small projects for the Mile of Art and then really busy at work and my Bridge failure. Consequently, I have not felt really inspired or creative for a month or so.  Oh, but I am feeling both now.  Woooo Hoooo!  I am alive again!  And third, everyone of the projects I want to work on have been inspired totally or mostly from reading posts from other quilt bloggers who share their knowledge.  Isn't that cool??

Here is my list.  I won't get it all done but isn't it a wonderful, fun-filled list?

  1.  I need to dye a piece of fabric brown for my IT quilt and play in photoshop to get the layout that I want for the project.
  2. I want to soy wax dye some fabric with a new technique I learned from Jane Dunnewold's DVD this week.  That one is just for fun.
  3. I bought a new vase to do layer parfait dyeing in and I would like to use it for the first time.
  4. I have read about a new technique for using Lutrador (which I have at home) and organza (that I have at home) and painting and stitching and then burning it.  I have a green hand dyed fabric that I printed with leaves using Citra-Solv.  I would love to make the Lutrador and organza leaves to add to that one.  It might be ready to quilt at that point.
  5. The Center of the Universe is ready to be basted in preparation for quilting.
  6. I have a piece of copper I want to hang a wallhanging from that I need to patina.
  7. If I am still standing I want to try some more silkscreen using Wen Redmond's suggestion for a mask.


  1. Sounds like an awesome day! I love the work on the Hot Textile blog that you linked to, I'm going to have to try some of that stuff out myself. Post pictures next week of your projects!

  2. I think you will be up before the sun and still working when it has gone to bed! It all sounds like fun, I can't wait to hear about your results with the dye and soy wax. Post some process pics, please??


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