Sunday, July 31, 2011

Rusted Fabric

I love how the lock turned out.  The only problem is I like both sides of the fabric and they are very different.  I guess for right now, I can just enjoy it the way it is since I don't have a plan for it yet.

Some of it didn't quite turn out how I expected but I think I can still use it anyway.  I thought the wire would print better.  Maybe it needed to be flatter.  I'll have to play some more.  Good thing I bought a whole bolt of PFD (prepared for dying) fabric!

Rusting Fabric Prep

I've been wanting to try to rust some fabric and have finally gotten all the things I need to do it.

For starters, I had an old cookie sheet and layered fabric and findings.
Then, son #2 helped to spray everything with water/vinegar mix.
(He also helped to hammer a couple of things a little flat.  He was thrilled.)

I added some foam in between so that my objects would be closer to the fabric.

Then, it all gets put in a bag, set outside where it's warm and has books stacked on it.

I have never tried this before but, this is the book that I got directions from...

It's a pretty cool book if you like to try a lot of different things for art quilts.

Now, I just have to WAIT.  That's the hard part.  I'll keep you posted.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

New project

I'm just not happy unless I am starting something new.  This is my latest...

First, I cut all of these little babies and then chain pieced like a mad woman.

Then, they have to be trimmed and flipped.

But, they are going to be very cute when I get them done.  Here they are auditioning.  I haven't ironed the tips yet.

And, I still have a ways to go...

I have never done a dresden plate so I hope it goes well.  Wish me luck.

The fabric is Flutterby and I picked it up at my favorite quilt shop Fabric Quilt Scissors.

Friday, July 29, 2011

My new ironing board top

Ta Da!
I just happened to have several yards of white fabric that I got from a relative.  But, I think when the time comes to cover it, I will put on a fun print.  I'm really happy with how they turned out (I did 2 of them).  This is the ironing board that I picked up for 5 bucks from a garage sale with my neighbor.  Now, I have one for my craft room downstairs and one for upstairs (my hubby is going to love that! Shhhh don't tell him).

So, my dear neighbor's hubby put the wood part together for me.  He's so quick!  I'll owe him big time.  Anyway, he fit each top to it's matching ironing board and put smile face stickers on them so I know which ones go together.

Then I stapled 2 layers of batting and two layers of fabric on them, trimmed them up a little, and they are good to go.

I am ready to get back in the saddle again.  I have been missing all of my sewing time.  A lot has happened here this month but, I've got a few things up my sleeve to show you so, stay tuned. 

Monday, July 4, 2011

WIP Olde World Style

My Olde World Style blocks are coming together.  I like the thin black sashing.

It just needs the thin black on the top and bottom.  Then, the border print goes on last and it's done.  I'm gonna have to miter again argh!  My Elizabeth Rose borders are still waiting to be redone.  Third time is a charm though right?
I also started another new project.  Too bad it isn't one that was on my I have to add another one to my UFO list.
Hope you all had a happy 4th of July!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Red and White BOM

Here is the block of the month for my red and white quilt.  My sister and I are doing this together (Happy Birthday Sister!)  We are getting them from Fabric Quilt Scissors shop in New Era, MI.  I think we are half way now not including the finishing kit.  This has been fun for me.  The pieces are large and don't need much thought...perfect for a fun quilt.