Friday, August 8, 2014

Liberated Log Cabin

I have been working a lot more with solids, this seems to be my favorite way to work lately.  This has been on my design wall for a few days and I think it says time to assemble.  I love the contrast of the solids, I like the way the colors play off each other and the black fabrics.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Laura Wasilowski Retreat

Laura was the featured speaker at our Quilt Guild last week.  We also had a weekend retreat with Laura, what fun!!!  There were about 40 of us. I am posting a few pictures of the start of three projects that also will be the first there of a small series. I uses a piece of Laura's Hand dyed fabric and the rest is my own hand dyed fabric.  I also used one batik.  I love the richness of the hand dyed fabrics.

Friday, June 27, 2014


 The flowers in the pond this year are very pretty,  I am taken with the colors.  
 This is one of our newer plants, it is a lotus, the flowers are large and so are the leaves.
The yellow one is on of our original plants, the color is very saturated.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hand Dyed Fabrics from a Class with Frieda Anderson

Here are the fabrics I hand dyed in a class with Frieda Anderson.  This class was offered by Quilting Adventures in Texas.  We stayed at the beautiful Jordan Ranch in Schuelenburg Texas.  I also dyed silk ribbons and a rayon Jacket.  What fun and learned a lot.  Frieda is a great teacher.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Catch Up Time

I have just finished up a class with Lisa Call.   The class is Working in a Series.  OMG what a great teacher and a wonderful class.  Lisa is nurturing, very giving of her knowledge, and very inspirational.  The class format is wonderful, the critiques are informative, the emails are so full of informations and it is a treat to be introduced to 3 artists per week. Here are my projects for my series "Town Square"
A week ago  I went with 2 friends to Jordan Ranch in Texas and took a Hand Dyeing class with Frieda Anderson.  I thin I hand dyed around 33-35 yards of fabric.  We also did some discharging. Frieda is a wonderful teacher. Now maybe I will have a little more control over my colors, and hopefully produce more vibrant colors.  Here is one of the discharged fabrics I worked on.  I will post more pics of the fabric later.

We also went to Cleveland Ohio to see our daughter graduate from Cleveland State University.  We are so proud of Michelle, she graduated with top honors and was one of three highlighted students.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

New hand dyed scarves and ribbon

These are dyed using acid wash dyes. I love how vibrant the colors are.