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April journal quilt, May edition: WIP Wed.

So… umm… I fell really behind on my April journal quilt. Really, really, really behind — I’m just starting to cut the pieces and lay them out. I decided to use my dark reds that came out as purples to … Continue reading

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Further thoughts on dyeing, WIP Wed.

While researching color forumulas, I discovered Leigh’s not-entirely-successful attempts at using color hex codes to create dye ratios. Reading her attempts saved me a lot of frustration because I was pursuing the same line of thought — I intended to … Continue reading

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Dyeing Experiments – WIP Wednesday

Procion MX dyes need 70° temperatures for 4 hours to set but we keep our house at 65° (brr, I know) so it’s hard to do much dyeing in the winter. At 90°F, Procion dyes set in just an hour … Continue reading

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March Journal Quilt — WIP Wednesday

March is PEAS! Most years I planted my peas mid-March knowing I might lose them. Despite 2″ of snow and a 26° frost (I put blankets on my peas), they are 1″ tall this morning. Since I have a limited … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday: February Journal Quilt

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WIP Wednesday: February Journal Quilt, pt 3

I realized (with one week to go in February) that I was not going to finish the ambitious journal quilt I started so I decided to do a quick, cheery quilt. I did a faux-shibori (I scrunched the fabric up … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday: February Journal Quilt, part 2

While playing around with designs for this month’s journal quilt, I hit a stumbling block — I wasn’t sure if the bird should be a linocut or a silkscreen. So I have wasted spent the last two weeks exploring the … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday: February Journal Quilt, part 1

Ok… I know it’s Thursday, not Wednesday but I have a REALLY good excuse this week — I hit a tree while skiing on Sunday and that threw the whole timing of my week off. And it also hurt a … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday: January Journal Quilt

My January journal quilt is done: Maybe. I might decide to add some beads or hand embroidery. Or just let it be. I’m really happy with how the fabric came out. The quilting, not so much. Tweet

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WIP Wednesday — Monthly Journal Quilt — Freezer Paper Stencils

One of my top priorities this year was to do a monthly 12″x12″ journal quilt. I knew for January I wanted to do something wintry but had a hard time settling on a design. I spent weeks sketching skiing penguins … Continue reading

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