Saturday, July 16, 2011

new quilt photos and other current fabric projects

Recently I sewed together the six wedges of my snowflake quillt. I'm excited about it. Notice that smaller snowflakes are going into the circle shapes, also done with different techniques. I still need to add fabric at the corners to turn it into a rectangle quilt, not a hexagon quilt.

Here it is with crocheted and tatted snowflakes added in the circles and center. I will sew them on later if I use them. I made these in the 70's!

Here's a detail of the sunpainted mini snowflake. I made it by first cutting out a paper snowflake and placing it on wet painted fabric (Setacolor), then letting it dry. Presto!

I made each wedge using a different process. I used freezer paper templates, both positive and negative, to enable each process, including applique, sun painting, discharge, glue resist, and stenciling. This is an unusual way for me to make a quilt, and I must say I'm enjoying it.

I had a huge urge to sew baby clothing this week, in between quilting and other stuff.

As a last minute impulse, I embroidered around one bird in the middle of the pocket. I think it's a nice little touch.

I don't know what possessed me to dab extra fabric dye onto this t-shirt for Sam. I wonder if they'll actually put it on her?

I also am putting together this little sundress. Notice there is piping. This is an experiment in attempting to enlarge the tiny sundress pattern from last summer. I hope it will fit Samantha, fingers are crossed.

Award ribbon fixin's for the upcoming Flying Geese Quilt show.

More of same.

Lastly, here is a fabric postcard made by Del Thomas. I bought it at the AAQI auction, and it arrived yesterday. It reminded me of my Grandma Noble, who loved to grow flowers, and her favorite color was yellow.


Nicole Morris said...

Hi Cindy, Those snowflakes are gorgeous. I would love to try that! The ribbons are turning out great. Baby clothes are adorable, love the red one!

Stacy Hurt said...

That snowflake quilt is just wonderful!!! I'm surprised you are not going to leave it a hexagon? It's just fabulous (as is just everything you do!) Can't wait to see you at Long Beach!

I love Sam's shirt too! (and the wee skirt) It's darling together. You have a such a wonderful eye! (ok; done gushing now)

Did you happen to see the call for entry for 'Birds in Stitches'. It will be at the Cornell Institute of Ornithology. Your birds are wonderful. You can enter something you all ready have made. I'm entering 3 or 4 pieces. (they want them no larger than 30"). Should be fun!

Cindy Cooksey said...

Thanks you guys, I appreciate your comments.

I don't think I've heard anything about "Birds in Stitches." Thanks for the heads up! I'll have to think if I have anything with the right dimensions. It's certainly right up your alley, Stacy!

Linda Miller Designs said...

What a lot of wonderful projects! I love the delicate. Look forward to seeing where you go with that one. Painting on kid's clothes is such fun! Continue on!