Yesterday I decided to dye 2 different blacks from Dharma Trading Company in 5 color gradations using Katy Widger‘s formulas. I have here in San Miguel Jet black and plain old fashioned “black”. I used 2 tsp in 100ml of urea water with salt and did a full strength 400ml on 1 yard of manta [...]
I am back at the dye pot today, using Katy Widger‘s terrific book Dyeing the color wheel for quilters. I used Turquoise for the blue and my colors were not quite spot on but still it looks pretty sweet. and useful on Mexican muslin called Manta.
Last tuesday I was drinking coffee when I heard a funny sound. What is that??? and I got it… Hot air balloons! I grabbed my iphone and ran up to the terrace. OMG it was right over my house! I looked right to see a second one coming up! so I ran to the [...]
We finished half of the center of the 2nd quilt Gordon commissioned me to support him making. I never work from pattern or try to get a specific color. this has been a big learning curve for me… but we are moving along. and here is Gordon Kyle holding up his painting/cutout in front of [...]
My friend Gordon Kyle hired me to make 2 quilts for his daughters of his designs. He made both of these with coloraid paper while hanging out on his sailboat. This one we have been calling fog. We dyed cloth for a week to get all the shades. Today I put the top together… we [...]
I received a commission from the UW Hospital (where I am the most represented artist) to make 2 series of 4 quilts 20×30″ I made the first series before leaving Madison called dots and blocks and I am now working on the second series called Simple Arches. yesterday I finished the first of the series. [...]
here are 2 of the 3 quilts I am doing for the kids secion of the new Wingra clinic: this sun face is in the standard repertoire, Terri the clinic manager picked the black border print and the loden green outer edge exactly matches the color swatch of the upholstery! It is always odd for [...]
With Babydog! A scene from my holiday show! Although I painted it while in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico! I can’t believe I quilted this whole quilt on my little Bernina home sewing machine! That’s a lot of scrunching!
My holiday show last weekend was a big success. Anette Hansen took some pictures I would like to share with you! Silk and rayon velvet is the most seductive fiber! It’s fun to paint and hard to sew. Here are the new smaller sizes I developed for this years show: For the last [...]
Sarah grimes the Art Co-ordinator at the University of Wisconsin hospital sent me some pictures of Jan Heaton’s work http://janheaton.com and said why don’t you make something like this: I said “Easy!” and started to paint and paint. And guess what, Easey Peasey is not exactly the case. Mainly I don’t usually leave white in [...]