Monday, January 14, 2013

In Your Words - feeling a little Blue ???

  (My post for January 15)

Well it is almost at the end of the Hop .... but today is my turn to show you what I did.
A couple years ago at the Saskatchewan Stitches Conference I took a blue printing class also know as Cyanotype.
Blue Printing is done with  fabric that has been treated with chemicals that react to the sun. You work in semi darkness to prepare your fabric with items that will create your end design , kind of a negative image and then you take your work out in to the sunshine. The fabric starts out a chartreuse green and changes to the dark blue. When the desired darkness is achieved you then remove the design items and rinse it out well to stop the process and then hang to dry indoors. The only thing you must remember is that this fabric can never be washed with soap as the phosphates will take the blue away.
 I had a great time learning and playing with this and loved the end result of the fabric. But alas you know who it goes that we do not always get everything done that we would like to , with what I had started in that class.
One of the items I did had some words that I like and that I think apply to all of us
 LIVE    LOVE and LAUGH.
some of my favorite words

Sew Thank you Madam Samm and Linda for this hop as it helped me to take out my wordy fabric and get creative.  I added some free motion quilting and embroidery.
Here is my finished product..... I hope you like it


Sew try to Live Well, Love with all your heart and Laugh often. I know I try to follow these words.

I also had one piece that I tea died  sew I made this little mat to stick my Needles and Pins into sew that they do not fall to the floor and get lost in the carpet only to be found later by someones' feet.( usually my hubby's)


I also have one more item only just started as I still am looking for the words to put along the wide border....
awaiting words,
maybe
 a baby's name
 
Thank you for sharing a little of your day with me, now if you have time stop on by and visit my fellow bloggers
Here is  today's schedule

Tuesday, January 15

BQuiltin Studio (Beverly K.)

Hill Valley Quilter (Britt-Inger)

Bumbleberry Stitches (Theresa K.)


Outback Crafter (Debra S.)

In Stitches and Seams (Annette S.) ME

Englating (Marica from Sweden)

Stitchin by the Lake (Marlene B.)

Selina Quilts (Selina)


Words & Stitches (Beth S.)
What a great group of ladies to be included with . I hope you are enjoying the blog hop as much as I am, I love seeing what everyone has done.
in stitches
Annette

81 comments:

  1. An interesting technique! Thank you for sharing your word pieces with us.

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  2. Love your cyanotype! Thank you for sharing the process.

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  3. They are all lovely and the blue one is fabulous - I havent seen or heard of that fabric before.

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  4. You have chosen wonderful words and your wallhanging is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  5. Wow, beautiful!And a cute needle mat. I would need one too. My family members always find some pins....

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  6. What a beautiful wallhanging in blue! wonderful words!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  7. wow, what a fabulous piece of art!

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  8. What a cool process. Love your projects.

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  9. I love it Annette ,beautiful words and a beautiful little scene to accent them !!!Great work my friend.Your little pin keeper is a great idea too ,I am guilty of having pins fall to the floor as well;-)

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  10. Thanks for sharing. Good words, we can all agree to those, I think.

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  11. That first project is beautiful! The technique sounds really interesting!

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  12. Love your projects! I've heard of that fabric treatment but have never tried it. Your dragonfly is outstanding! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Great projects, great words!

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  14. The blue piece is my favorite but they are all wonderful additions to the hop!

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  15. Love your Live, Laugh, Love - it's great! And the pins and needles is a good idea, too. I have to watch my floor so our dog won't walk through and get poked!

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  16. Thank you for the reminder today of what is important.

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  17. I love the blue fabric with the white, and great words.

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  18. This is so very pretty Annette....love the shade of blue and the white flash is so sharp...love it.

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  19. Great job. I love the detail of your work. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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  20. I'm 'stuck' on your needles and pins! :)

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  21. Wonderful contribution to InYourWord's Bloghop!

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  22. Those needles look so real....glad you shared your gems

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  23. Annette, your 'live love laugh' project features many of my favourite things .... those words, dragonflies, cattails, and water - it is gorgeous and I love that blue. Love the work that you do.

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  24. How beautiful, Annette! I have never worked with that process. The results are stunning! I also love your little pin cushion and the quilt! Great job!

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  25. What a cool project! And you finished it up so nicely with the details. Well done!

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  26. I have never heard of that blue printing before so thanks for introducing it. What a cool method for transferring a design! The project is beautiful and I love the words you chose.

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  27. Beautiful projects, thanks for sharing!!

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  28. I love dragon flies! Your work is awesome!

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  29. I love your projects. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  30. How beautiful, Annette! I have never worked with that process. The results are stunning! I also love your little pin cushion and the quilt! Great job!

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  31. Beautiful dragonfly piece and a great idea with the needles and pins! :)

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  32. What fun - I'd love to try this!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  33. Love the blue and the dragonfly, very pretty.

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  34. Beautiful dragonfly project!! What a fun pin keeper you have made too!

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  35. Love these- especially the Needles and Pins one! I get so insired by these hops!

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  36. What a beautiful color of blue and such a neat way of making it, thanks for sharing.

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  37. I like them all, but think I like the needles and pins the best. How did you make the safety pins? they look so real.

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  38. Your needles and pins are great! And the baby quilt is super cute, too - can't wait to see what you do with that :)

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  39. Wonderful use of this technique!

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  40. Lovely project and your dragonfly is amazing!

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  41. Love those images on your quilts and great inspirational words too.

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  42. these are all very different projects - thanks for sharing!

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  43. I love the blue of the fabric.
    The technique is stunning

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  44. All wonderful projects and very creative. Thanks for sharing with us all. Judy C

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  45. Rosemary B here: So pretty. I love all three! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity

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  46. what great projects -- I hope that you wil update us on the last one when you get it completed

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  47. What an intriguing process to dye your fabric! Lovely work!

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  48. Gosh, I need to start practicing!!! These are great! Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Your fabric is a work of art!! Nice addition to our blog hop!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  50. You need to turn off word ID, Please! Thanks

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  51. What pretty projects you have. I just love the fabric that you used. Thank you for sharing.

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  52. Live Laugh Love. When I hear those words I always think of Wolfgang Puck. He used them often in cooking shows (another addiction). I have never hear of Cyanotype but the results are beautiful! PS I love your dragonfly at the top of your post!

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  53. beautiful projects....I love the idea of fabric that changes color. How fun. Thanks for sharing

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  54. Love your projects, thanks for telling us how they were achieved. Blessings Sandra

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  55. Very dramatic and pretty. I really enjoyed coming here and see your art.

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  56. I love the way you created the fabric - absolutely intriguing! A pins and needles reminder is a very good idea, too :-)

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  57. Great showing of something new (to me anyway) and how beautiful it turns out. Thanks for sharing!

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  58. Wow! Really like you word quilts.

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  59. Thanks so much for being part of the hop. Very nice entries!!!

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  60. Sounds like an interesting process. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Looks like you had fun while learning at the class! Your word quilt is really quite beautiful,thanks for sharing how the process works.

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  62. I love your projects. The quilt is so lovely! I agree that it would make a great baby quilt. For some reason, the white and pink against the brown reminds me of neopolitan ice cream. Which made me crave it, and now I'm going to get up to get some!! Thanks for sharing ;)

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  63. What a wonderful piece this is - I've seen that process once before but this goes way past what I saw! blessings, marlene

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  64. Your work is just beautiful. The blues are gorgeous, your words, perfect!.

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  65. Love the dragonfly! Very nice, thank you for sharing.

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  66. I love what you did with the blue.

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  67. That process sounds a bit scarey - working rather 'in the dark' - but the results are outstanding. I have a mug with Live, Love, Laugh on it - wonderful words.

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  68. What FUN!! I'll have to try that someday. Thank you for sharing!!! This has been such a fun hop.

    I hope you'll check out my daily blog.. my day is the last day, tomorrow!

    Pat Sloan
    Radio show Host... The Voice of Quilting
    http://blog.patsloan.com

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  69. Your Live Laugh Love project is beautiful. Love what you did with the water. Thanks for sharing.

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  70. What a beautiful mini! Such a pretty blue. That sounds like a neat process and it's always fun to discover neat ways to play with fabric and design. Great words to live by and a good reminder. Darling "pins" mini and quilt. Thank you for sharing all your projects with us, wonderful job!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. Annette, Your word projects are lovely. I've always wanted to do that Cyanotype but haven't yet. Perhaps this year with my PROGRESS theme It'll happen. Yours is well done and an inspiration, thank you. Jane

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  72. I love your projects. Thanks for sharing
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  73. The blue printing is super cool. I would love to try it.

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  74. Hi!!! These are eally pretty!!! Love the technique...sounds like fun!!!

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  75. What neat projects. This is the first time I have ever heard of this process. Very informative and cute projects too.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  76. I have never heard of cyanotype before. Thanks for sharing. I like the words you used. It turned out beautiful. Great shade of blue.

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