Sunday, January 08, 2017
Saturday, January 07, 2017
This is another quilt that I made years ago. It is called a pineapple quilt which is a variation of a log cabin quilt. Traditional log cabin quilts are probably one of the easiest and fastest quilt to make and is a great way to learn strip piecing. This pineapple quilt was done using paper foundation method.
Here are some paper samples for paper piecing. I am originally from Florida where many of the Seminole Indians reside. Many years ago, I did some Seminole piecing. First this chapter, I refered to an old book, Basic Seminole Patchwork.
Sample one is a traditional log cabin example.
I decided to also try a few on black fabric with golden's zinc white with Golden's GAC 900 fabric medium. I used an old credit card and a sponge brush to create these. On the top right and bottom right, I covered the whole piece of glass with paint and scraped out areas for negative painting. The piece on the bottom left was my clean up cloth.
Friday, January 06, 2017
These are my twelve shibori samples. I really like them for the most part. One main problem was that the black turned out to a middle to dark grey-green instead of black. I have dyed a lot in the past, but I have never done it in the winter. I usually do it outside in the sun and here in the Southeastern U.S. it is always warm in the summer. I usually dye it and then cover it with saran wrap and leave it outside for several hours. Last weekend while do these, it was very cold and I left them outside in the garage overnight. Despite using extra black dye as well as buying fresh dye to use, it didn't quite darken enough. If we have a warm spell, I might try and do some more. I think this will get me started on the next few chapters.
These are my shibori pieces ready to dye. I did several standard tie dye method with many rubber bands to make an over circular pattern as well a folded square with a bulldog clip. I also just scrunched a piece and tied it up with rubber bands. I also folded a piece of fabric in a square and rubber banded it and then folded another in a triangle and rubber banded the tips.
I also tried several using the tritik shibori method. I accordion folded fabric and hand stitched it ever half inch to an inch and created pleated materials. I also accordion folded another piece of fabric and then machine stitched down the center. I also tried to machine stitch a pattern to see what that would do.
I tried to arashi shibori methods. I did now on a fat pvc pipe and used rubber bands to scrunch the fabric together. I also used a dowel and rubber bands.