Saturday, October 5, 2013

Discharge Dyeing Class

Once again our Australian friend, Tania, taught us another fun technique.  This morning we went over to her house for a lesson on discharge dyeing of black fabrics.  The following are some pictures of some of the process using Softscrub with Bleach:
The fabric has a freezer paper kangaroo ironed on in the corner.

Tania is applying the Softscrub paste with a little bleach mixed in.
The change in color is almost immediate.
Some of our results.  It was very interesting to see the 
different colors of the background once they dried.
These were my results.  What a fun time!  Thanks, Tania!!
We're going to miss you, but have great treasures to 
remember you by.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Mexican Star Quilt

Our guild hosted a workshop last Saturday to learn how to make the Mexican Star Quilt.  Our fellow guild member, Tania Jobson taught the class.  We have been privileged as a guild to have her join us for the past 2 years.  She and her family are here from Australia on military duty.  The workshop was so much fun.  Here is my progress so far:
From strips, squares, and folded triangles, to.....

This!  The next step is to fold back the edges of the triangles to give the curved effect and then quilt it.
More to come.
Buzz for now,

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Maverick Stars Complete

Such a great feeling to finish another UFO.  Maverick Stars was discovered on Quiltville.  What a fun quilt to make.  Thanks, Bonnie!