Friday, July 22, 2016

Ideas and Hugs

Completed!  I had such fun with this quilt every step of the way.  I learned a lot when piecing the curves and points, and how to make the quilt float.  I am usually more subtle with the quilting thread but I went with the purple this time and just had fun! 
Speaking of fun, I  was reading an article about over-dyeing black and white fabric which made me think of this black and white t-shirt I had but rarely wore.
I dug it out and soaked it then rung it out and hung it in the bathtub.
Out with the t-shirt dyes and just let the colors drip down.  I squirted the top first, then the middle and the bottom last so the colors could drip and blend.  It will be worn a lot more now! 

I needed to card up some more wool for today's spin.
It is such a relaxing job to tease open the washed wool and feed it through the carder.
I always card my batts three times-each time peeling the batt into three sections to run it through the carder again and again.  The third time you really see a difference and it removes more debris and shorter pieces from the final batt.
I have a two ounce batt to spin today and one for tomorrow. 
But I interrupt this puttering to play with these weekend visitors!
Ella and I enjoyed making some brownies-this girl loves her chocolate!

5 comments:

  1. I like how the quilting lines echo the shape of the colored pieces.

    Ella is adorable! It's obvious she loves making brownies with her Grandmother.

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  2. That photo of Ella is precious!
    The quilt is amazing as is the tee shirt project. Who would have thought of that?
    I've got carding to do too. I just wish I could do it outside but it's HOT.

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  3. that's a great idea for the t-shirt! and I love how the quilt turned out - vibrant colours, but not too "in your face"! and Ella covered in chocolate - says it all:) can't believe how much she has grown! soon she'll take over the baking and you can sit and watch!

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  4. The quilt is stunning. A real masterpiece! And oh, what a great way to up=date your t-shirt.

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  5. Adorable shirt. Too adorable child. Let her lick the spoon ......I wish I was that age and could eat like that again!

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