Sunday, January 08, 2017

Module Two, Chapter Seven, Seminole Piecing Combined

Module Two, Chapter Seven, Seminole Piecing samples

Here are two Seminole piecing samples.  This was two different piecing patterns.  For sample two, I thought about piecing the strips straight together.  it would create a great pattern.  Instead I pieced it with a strip of black between and had the seam on the right side of the sample.  In the alligator pattern, you can see black intentions to delineate the pattern.

Module Two, Chapter Seven, Fabric log cabin

The log cabin pattern was one of my go-to patterns to make for gifts about 20 years ago!  This is a completely different color scheme as well as purpose.  It really does have some interesting possibility.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Module Two, Chapter Seven, Pineapple Quilt

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.

Module Two, Chapter Seven Bargello

This is an old quilt that I finished years ago.  It is a good example of strip piecing such as in this chapter.  The black and white version does resemble reptile markings.

Module Two, Chapter Seven, Paper samples

Module Two, Chapter Seven, Paper one

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.

Module two, chapter six, Monoprinting on fabric 2

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

Module Two, Chapter six, Monoprinting on Fabric

These are my samples for monoprinting.  Several in the middle row were done as ghost prints (second print) from the paper monoprinting samples.  I used golden acrylic paint with GAC for fabric.

Module Two, Chapter six: Shibori Samples

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.

Module Two, Chapter Six, Shibori - roped and tied

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.

Module Two, chapter six, store fabric

This is my collection of store bought fabric.  I had all but a few already in my fabric stash, but was able to pick up a few fat quarters on sale.