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....
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.)
Buzzing and Bumbling (Linda W.)
Outback Crafter (Debra S.)
In Stitches and Seams (Annette S.) ME
Englating (Marica from Sweden)
Stitchin by the Lake (Marlene B.)
Selina Quilts (Selina)
Sheila's Quilt World (Sheila M.)
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.