I had a lovely week working in sunny southern Utah- as far as I'm concerned, summer can hang on as long as it likes. I actually have some things from the studio to share!!
I bought one of those light rayon circular scarces from Dharma, and just got around to dyeing it. I have some colors in the frig, but not the gray I wanted to go with the red I already had. So I mixed up a .5% solution (so, so easy!!), and here is what I have marinating-
It's wet, so I should have some white left on it- fine by me. Love that gray color.
I also got a gift quilt done and ready to mail. My SIL bought these blocks on a trip to Oregon years ago, and asked if I would put them together. I got it quilted before I left for St. George, thanks to a friend with a longarm who showed me how to use a wave ruler to get the quilting I wanted.
I hope she is happy with it! I wanted a simple design that referenced the nautical or ocean feel of the quilt, and think that this succeeds.
She's also getting a pillow ready for a pillow form with another lighthouse block on it.
And as for the title of this post, my next Tangled Textiles challenge piece is almost done, three weeks ahead of schedule. I have mixed feelings about it. I tried some processes totally new to me, and had fun doing them. But I am just not sure if the quilt is 'me.' I do like, however, the way I chose to interpret the theme of 'tools.'
I can't post the entire piece until after the reveal on Oct. 18- but here is a corner preview--
I have one last thing to do to it, using this. Something else I have never done in a like manner!!
I agonized over what color to use, after deciding that my first idea wouldn't work or give the look I wanted. That idea involved metal, not fabric, and I still think it's an idea I could use in the future. As for the color- I wouldn't have believed it until I auditioned it.
With the challenge piece out of the way, I'm moving on to another hand dye I did that I want to use as a wholecloth. I love the effects possible just with thread But that is for later. Off to ready for another work weeks, hope your week is a creative one!