Today I've got a few photos to share.
In May I won our local quilt guild's Block Lotto. They were crumb blocks. So, I've been experimenting with what I might do with them.
Here are some attempts. Maybe in the shape of a birthday cake? ...it was my birthday last week! :-) or how about a graph? or a border with something else in the middle? Any other ideas??
Our Fearless Design Group decided to take on 'marbling' of fabric at our last meeting. Here are the pieces that I got to take home. The two with words or shapes, I added stickers to the fabric before putting it onto the 'bath' of paint. I'm thinking that perhaps cut into squares I could incorporate these into the crumb blocks. Perhaps ultimately being given to our local shelter.
Maybe get some butterfly wings out of this one? I even see a few yellow hearts.
I really liked the drama of the purple bits in the one below.
If you've never marbled...it's not that easy. Glad we had a group of women willing to get paint on us and just act like kids experimenting with our paints and trying to figure out the gel like substance that you lay the paint onto in order to 'get it right'.
On other fronts, I successfully printed onto cotton sateen from a large inkjet printer sometimes referred to as a plotter, but specifically a HP DesignJet510.
Unfortunately there was a leading margin that I wasn't aware of required on the printer and after 3 days of trying and believing we finally got it right, I did print the whole thing, except the leading 3/4". rrrrrr.
If you've been following my progress on my SkillBuilder, yes, this is a sneak peak at something I will be incorporating into the quilt.
Come by on Tuesday to read my tutorial for a design inspired by the Olympics!
More Design Walls at Judy's
More BOM progress at Lyn's
It is good to be back! Hope I can keep up with my own schedule again!