Printed Fabric Bee: Geometric Forms

This past month’s The Printed Fabric Bee challenge topic was Geometric Forms. Gerrie Congdon, the Queen Bee, chose this topic, but left the colors up to us. Before I show you the collection that will be given away, here is my piece and my process. I started with this piece I dyed rust with fiber…

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My Five Favorite Things

When I started thinking about this post I had a hard time coming up with just five of my favorite things. But the more I thought about it, I narrowed it down to those items that have really helped me to be creative. So let’s get started. 1. Silhouette Portrait I absolutely love this machine.…

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Getting Ready For The Exhibit

I feel like I have really been AWOL from here. The reason I’ve been gone is that I have been spending so much time getting ready for our “Colorful Friendship: A Study in Fabric Surface Design” exhibit that will open February 24 at the Krannert Gallery at University of Evansville. Last week I was interviewed…

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Printed Fabric Bee: Blue Spirals

For this month on the Printed Fabric Bee, Queen Bee Julie B. Booth requested her fabric piece to include blue spirals. She specified an 8 x 18 piece of material and said that she really liked ethnic fabrics, especially molas. So I got out my book on African fabrics and turned to the page on…

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2012: My Favorite Posts

I debated whether to do what my hubby did and list the top favorite posts from Pinterest or from my blog traffic. I decided to combine the two, and throw in a couple of posts that might not have gotten a lot of hits, but are some of my favorites. They are not in any…

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My very own thermofax screen play

Wow! I finally have my very own designs on thermofax screens. The images for thermofax screens need to be high resolution black and white jpgs or pdfs. For the top print I used spools that I stamped with paint. I didn’t want the spools to be perfect so I chose those images that were missing…

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Working with Margaret’s thermofax screens

I posted back last December about the thermofax screens I won from Margaret Applin. They were so neat, but I wasn’t real excited about the results. Then I purchased her Quilting Arts video and played a little more with these screens. This video not only shows you her tips for printing, but she also takes…

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Krawczyk-inspired project

I have been inspired! I’ve not had much time to play with my fabric the last couple of weeks, but I did squeeze in enough time to almost finish this project. If the name Krawczyk is not familiar, let me introduce you to her. Lynn is a wonderful surface design artist and her work can…

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