Friday, November 16, 2007

Journal Quilt at Houston

On display at Houston, with nearly 400 others. 11th photo from the top, second row.

And now...I should do something else. It's been two months.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Saturday Night's Already for Dyeing

9-step gradation between Avocado (which I remember being much ickier than the green I got...) and Rich Brown. I thought I stirred these enough, but the brown is still really separated, exposing chunks of green instead of a mixed color.

Something completely different--not a gradation at all. Started each cup with the same amount of Bright Yellow and then "contaminated" it with a few grains of nine different dyes (they are actually much brighter than this picture; either the tungsten light or the flash makes them look dull). The deep green was Navy Blue; that will be fun to do a gradation of in a few weeks when I have a free day.

And finally, leftover dye in a ziploc bag, rapidly becoming my favorite part of the whole exercise.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Friday Night Bright Yellow

...and Rich Brown.

First, the 1:1 ratio of yellow and brown. I stirred these guys more than the last set, really.

Second, the 2:1 ratio of yellow and brown.

Finally, leftover dye thrown into a ziploc bag. The Rich Brown strikes and separates into greenish, orange, and yellow very quickly. I like this piece, except for the spots of undissolved red.

Was going to do a Green Bay/Door County area shop-hop today (it is GORGEOUS outside) but instead spent the entire November art budget on more PFD and Synthrapol, even though I think I'm on the road the next five or six weekends.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Journal Quilt unveiled

Since the International Quilt Festival opened in Houston today, I can show my finished Journal Quilt.

I was quite pleased with it six weeks ago. Now I can see things I wish I did differently. But it's an actual rectangle, this was just a quick photo before I sent it off.