Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Tea Dye at DaDe Gallery

In January I spent a fabulous week with some special quilter friends at the DaDe Gallery on 9th Ave. in the Inglewood area of Calgary.  The space is wonderful, full of beautiful light.  On one of our days there we experimented with tea dying of cotton fabric.  We had sample sizes of fabrics, some cut in 5" width of fabric strips and some pieces were in approx. 12" squares.  We had many kinds of black and berry teas, resulting in all kinds of beautiful and natural brown and pink colors.  Some of the teas we diluted with boiling water for a full color bath.  Some of the berry teas we spread on the fabric, rolled it up, then covered it with a bit of boiling water to get a mottled effect.  We heat set the dye with a hot iron after the fabric dried.  Thanks, Connie, for a fun idea with such interesting results! 








Sunday, 28 October 2012

Evening Over the Rockies


Evening Over the Rockies
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 24"

Thursday, 25 October 2012

NEW THIS WEEK "Pansies Grew by the Fence" SOLD

Pansies Grew by the Fence
Acylic on Canvas
30x24"
SOLD /  MAY2013


Detail



This Weekend...you are invited. 





Monday, 22 October 2012

Look Cheryl...it's finished!


This is the completed quilt from the
project in Week 5. 



Here is one of the links from Week 5 for more info:


For the complete pattern you will need this book:







Saturday, 20 October 2012

The Pansies 1 & 2

New this week...

The Pansies 1
8 x 10"
Acrylic on Canvas



The Pansies 2
8 x 10"
Acrylic on Canvas







Friday, 19 October 2012

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Warm Colors


This 2 1/2" strip quilt top was done using
 only warm colors and warm neutrals. 
This was done with fabric from my scrap bag.   



Compared to the 2 1/2" Strip Quilt from my last post,
which used every color from the scrap bag,
this has a much different and more coordinated look. 



Using only the orange, red, and yellow tones
with brown and cream neutrals
will create this warm look.  












Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Making Blocks for Guild



We have a block exchange program at the Chinook Guild of Fibre Artists in Calgary. 
Here are the blocks that I did this week. 



Churn Dash




Jacob's Ladder



Maple Leaf



Pineapple Block
 made with the "Shiloh" Pattern.  
This is a nice method using blocks for the corner pieces.