ChallengesPosted on November 3, 2016 by Beth Markel
A couple of weeks ago I took everything off of my design wall as fibers from the batting I used to hold things up was coming apart, seemingly one fiber at a time! Every dark, black, navy, maroon, and purple fabric had batting fiber stuck to the back. So when it came down off the wall and over to the sewing machine, I was rolling it with a sticky roller to lift fibers off. I replaced it with white felt, but if you use something different on your wall, I’d like to hear about it, please!
Next I started a project where I knew I wanted to use curved piecing, but then cut it into “blocks” with an 8″ – 10″ finished size. I blindly opened 3 large tubs of fabric and fabric pieces from design workshops or UFO’s, and just pulled out what was on top. Here’s what I have so far. One parameter was finishing in 12 hours, only to push myself to make faster decisions…or as Nancy Crow says during her workshops…STOP Procrastinating and JUST GO SEW IT! I can hear her saying it, even as I type this!
So here’s what I have so far:
Finally, I spent the morning dying coffee filters for an Arbor Day festival where these will be turned into paper flowers at one of the booths. I used RIT liquid and like the effect so much I may have to use it in a project down the road. Does anybody know how long the color will hold? I’ve done tea dying & coffee dying, but never just plain, old RIT dye like we used to make ty-dyed t-shirts out of at camp. The vibrancy really tickles my inspiration!
Make something today!