Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Gray Play

The next reveal for the Twelve by Twelve group color play challenge is just next week, the 12th to be exact. I'm in the process of putting the finishing stitches into my piece. Here is a photo of some of the fabric I used in my 12" square gray quilt.

I purchased the hand dyed gray fabrics from my friend Vicki Welsh. She dyes beautiful fabrics and I knew I didn't have time or the desire to try and dye some grays myself so I looked through her etsy shop and it was like magic....she had some gray fat quarters that were perfect for me.

And another friend of mine, Margaret Applin, sent me a fun Thermofax screen to play with and I used it to create the surface design on the gray fabric. Margaret has just opened up an Etsy shop to sell her Thermofax screen designs and my goodness....I think I want them all....I love her designs.

Are you wondering about that green strip of fabric???  Well I took a cutting off of the lower gray fabric after I had screened on some gray paint and I soaked the piece in bleach.  This is the results after the bleach removed some color.

Here is a new product I recently purchased and have just started using. These are called Wonder Clips and they are made by Clover.  I was never a big fan of those clips that looks like hair barrettes that quilters use for holding the binding while hand stitching it.

These are much easier for me to manipulate and they even have measurement markings on them.  I'm hoping they will prove to be handy for many sewing/stitching tasks.