Saturday, August 30, 2008
I played bridge at the Studio on Tuesday night with Ann, and we played really well. 1.70 points, came in second overall.
The Texas Sage, also known as the Barometer Bush, is blooming in our front yard. It's never had so many flowers! Leucophyllum frutescens is called the Barometer Bush because, according to local legend, it only blooms when it is about to rain.
Friday, August 22, 2008
I was attending a workshop called "Perfect Piecing" with Harriet Hargrave. We learned some great techniques to make piecing more precise. And we made a beautiful quilt along the way.
Here are Rhonda's and my quilts in progress:
The instructions had specified reproduction prints, and ever the rebel, I instead brought my own hand dyed fabric and a couple of wild commercial prints. So my quilt was a wee bit different. Which I consider to be a good thing.
Harriet hard at work:
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Here's Susie showing us how to foil:
Friday, August 8, 2008
This was one of last pieces I batiked on Tuesday. I pretty much just dribbled wax all over it, let it cool and then crackled it:
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I was very inspired by Rayna Gillman's book, "Create your own hand-printed cloth." What a wonderful reference book! I highly recommend it.
The first piece was stamped with two sizes of drinking glasses:
I used soy wax for the batiking, and found objects to stamp the wax. This one is the side of a wooden soap dish:
Monday, August 4, 2008
This, of course, was my favorite block. I am a little partial to orange and pink...