Connie Rose has been reorganizing her quilts and has donated a few and reworked a few. Since I love a couple of my quilts but feel that several are not quite done yet, I always pay attention to ways of reworking them to release the magic I feel is just below the surface. I think Connie was very successful on her Discharge 2 rework. Connie also mentions the book "The Painted Quilt" by Linda and Laura Kemshall. I have that book and need to give it another look. The technique that Connie wants to try is painting already quilted quilts. My IT quilt that didn't get finished this month was going to use that technique. When I finally finish it, I will report back.
Are you a follower of the Quilt Rat yet? She gives a great tip on washing yardage and another on a solution to marking a quilt block. I always love to visit her site just to see her marvelous doodles. Such talent! Anyway, I have a bolt of fabric waiting to be washed and then dyed for my Nancy Crow Workshop. I am definitely giving the washing tip a try soon.
The Erosion Bundle Project is being hosted again this year by Kris Henderson. I participated last year in putting a bundle out but never made anything from it. I hung the material and it really didn't change much. This year I have several lovely pieces of metal including some old hinges I am going to add to the bundle and then I am going to lay the bundle on top of one of metal sculptures. I bet I get some markings this year! I'll show pictures when I get it bundled--maybe on Saturday. Join the fun, if you want. It is really interesting watching everyone's bundles.
Jane LaFazio had a wonderful day of monoprinting on a gelatin plate. I tried that. ONCE. Not inspired. But obviously there is wonderful art to create using the method. Jane shows her results and they are worth a look. Maybe I will try and talk my friends into playing with monoprinting one more time. Beth? Rosalita? KC?
I am not really into Block Lotto but I do have a ton of scraps I need to get rid of or use up. The block for January would be a playful pattern to use some of those scraps. Now I just need to have several more snow days when I get paid to stay home and quilt!
Quilter Beth needs your opinion on how to finish her project. I am especially excited because she is considering using some pieces she has shiboried--the technique of the month for "And then we set it on FIRE". You go girl!
LuAnn Kessi at May Your Bobbin Always be Full has posted a wonderful tutorial on how to cord bound edge your art quilts. She has some other tutorials if you want to spend the time cruising her blog. In this one, she has a tutorial for the technique I used in this art quilt.
Have a wonderful week but before you sign off for the day, don't forget to complete your entry form to win a Janome and make a comment at Fibra Artysta to win a thermofax screen.