Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I designed this quilt using all hand dyed and tie-dyed fabrics. I wanted a fun way for my nephew to learn his ABC's. Using this quilt he can have a tactile experience while staying warm and learning the ABC's. I bought all of my cotton fabric and fiber reactive procion dyes from Dharma Trading Co. I used a variety of tie-dyed fabrics to make the letters and a separate hand dyed piece of cotton for the background. I love all of the vibrant colors that you can get with the fiber reactive dyes, and how easy they are to use. I was comfortable using the cotton dyed with the fiber reactive dyes for a baby because they become part of the fabric. I don't have to worry about him getting unsafe chemicals if he decides to put the quilt into his mouth. I am entering this piece into the "Lil Blue Boo / Dharma Trading Design Challenge".
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I have been working on my daughter's musical for a couple of months now. This is show week. It has been tiring, but fun. We are doing Wizard of Oz. I have had something to sew, hot glue, dye, or cut almost every day. Next week I can get back to my art, which I have only been working on in small bits here and there. I am committed to the success of the show, so I don't mind delaying my work for costume making.