After all my experiments with the grays, I needed some color. Liza Anne brought some gorgeous snow dyes she'd done to the last meeting of the Utah county art quilt group I belong, and they were all about color. She had one emerald green piece that was stunning. So we'll see what I get with these.
Bamboo/cotton fabric with bright blue and Sabrecon red dyes. I haven't dyed a lot of that fabric, but when I have, it has been gorgeous.
The Sabrecon dyes were gifted to me several years ago- from what I was told, they could be as much as ten years old now. I figured this was as good a time as any to use them up.
I'm going to throw a couple of pieces of unknown cotton on the bottom of a couple of the bins, just to see what happens. The bins are all covered in plastic, sitting in my cool studio. So now we wait. I figure it will be at least Monday before everything is melted.
I had another lovely surprise related to 'Walk in the Woods', which I entered into the Weaver's Guild show in Salt Lake and had the thrill of winning an award. I subscribe to an online arts magazine (15 Bytes) that covers the arts in Utah. They have an article on the show in the current issue- imagine my surprise to read a mention of my piece! They didn't include it in the photo gallery, but it was nice to get a mention. Hopefully this link will take you to the article- for whatever reason, Blogger does not want to cooperate!
And, I have the trees section of the second in the series about half quilted. I am happy with how it is coming along, and already thinking ahead to the next step- the machine embroidery. I'm thinking of using a heavier thread than I used on the first one- but I'd have to find the thread, and do some samples!
A busy week at work, then the last long weekend of the winter arrives. I'm hoping to make lots more progress on the trees quilt, and have some gorgeous hand dyes to show off!
I'm linking this to Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday post- make sure to go over there and see what all the other artists have been up to!