As the last blog post suggests I have been dyeing loads of fabric. Partly for fun, partly for an article I am writing about fabric dyeing and partly to replenish my stock for the next batch of artwork I am planning.
I got some screen printing inks last week and having been trying them out with my thermofax screens. I don't know exactly where this is going to fit in, whether they become part of more complicated art or are left as 'simple' design pieces; perhaps a bit of both.
Coffee Cup Patchwork
I've also been progressing on the coffee cup patchwork - here are the first pieces stitched together. Only another 37 to go...
Oakshott Logcabin Quilt
This quilt has been underway for ages, so I was thrilled to finally finish piecing the top and even more pleased with how it looks. Using the shot cotton really brings the quilt to life and I just adore the colours in the Oakshott range. I've booked into Beechwood Quilting next month to do a load of longarm quilting and this has been added to that pile.
Rail Fence Quilt
With some of the dyed fabric I have given into my desire just to have some fun making a simple quilt and have been piecing it into a rail fence pattern. Sometimes it is lovely to do some stitching I don't really need to think about and just enjoy the process.
Although I don't keep a beautiful, 'proper' sketchbook, I do use a notebook and have been planning things out more and more. These are some little thumbnails for a new piece. I'm desperate to start, but I'm trying to be good and wait till I have some other pieces finished.
City & Guilds
This weekend, I'm teaching Patchwork and Quilting City & Guilds at the Studio, so I have been making some samples, meeting other tutors and doing some drawing for it. It should be a good weekend.
So that's this week. Maybe I would achieve more if I just concentrated on one thing at a time, but it wouldn't be as much fun...