Friday, January 18, 2013

Snow Day = Snow Dyeing!

It feels good to be back in the Studio and being productive. Lately, I have been working on a new quilt for our bedroom (pictures to follow in a later post).

Earlier this week I enjoyed sitting at my machine and the sun shining on my back.

The next morning we woke up to a surprise snow.

Since enough had accumulated on the outdoor kitchen counter it was time for some snow dyeing. I pulled some of my favorite colors (Carmine Red, Teal, Golden Yellow and Wedgewood Blue) and sprinkled them dry on the snow covered fabric. 

One yard was put into a container with the snow, just to see how it would melt out. 
Container Snow Dyed
The container piece has it’s pluses and minuses, but I think the parts that look dark will be great surface work pieces.
Here are how the other four pieces turned out. They are all wonderful and I can see so many different uses and whole cloth quilts in each one. 

Can you see an English Garden?

Sunset over the mountains
Firework explosion.
Fall vegetable garden

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Studio Pictures Finally!

With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays and completing the Studio, I forgot to post pictures. Please, please, please pardon my tardiness. I just love the way the Studio looks. The cheery yellow is perfect and gives an energy that was needed. My design wall is insulation board covered with black diaper flannel. My husband framed the insulation panels with 1x2's on the back and they hang on another piece of wood so the panels can be moved, if needed.
The floor is 5/8" foam flooring that looks like hardwood. Oh my goodness, it makes such a difference to stand on and it cleans up with a dust mop. If I ever damage one of the tiles too seriously I can pop it up and replace it with one of the ones that was left over.

Entry into the Studio
My old grey flat files got a makeover
with white spray paint.

Standing at the work wall looking back into the room.
Future quilt patterns lay on the table, waiting to be filed.

The cupboards hold my library and
additional fabrics stored in bins.
I hadn't unpacked all of my library and
treasures when I took this picture.
Fabric and thread storage. I know, not enough fabric.
But I'm not showing you the fabric stored in a closet.