It has been a hectic week. My youngest turned two on Thursday – which meant that the weekend was filled with presents, cake, a family party and a very happy “big girl.” Now, this week my oldest is starting kindergarten. So I have been labeling school supplies, sewing mermaid patches on a backpack, and getting ready for the BIG DAY.
There has been very little time for sewing or fabric printing. And I have been trying to make time! On Saturday, I tried to eek out a late night hour to work on a sunflower project I am designing. And by “late night” we are talking 10:00 here. Okay, really 9:00. Nothing crazy. Now, usually, I trace my patterns on parchment paper, and then iron the parchment paper to the fusible covered fabric. The pencil lines transfer and parchment paper peels right off. But in an attempt to “late night quilt,” I traced my pattern onto tracing paper which does NOT peel right off when ironed to fabric. Sigh…I know better.
Not a pretty sight. Did I mention that this is hand dyed fabric? That is what I get for trying to work “late night.” I am not a night owl….clearly.
So, let me tell you about my sunflower project. I dyed some lime green and some brownish-reddish fabric a couple of weeks. It was part of a fabric experiment day that ended pretty well. I love that the reddish brown fabric has flecks and blobs of bright green running through it. I need a better word than blobs – chunks? spots? hmmm…
Anyways, it has been sitting in my sewing room for the last few weeks practically begging to be used. So, I am making an end-of-summer-sunflower-applique art quilt. Here’s my pattern I drew.
I think the colors are going to come together nicely. I don’t usually use colors this bright or this type of combo of neutrals and color. I am planning on the bright green for the background with the brownish fabric for the flower center.
What do you think?
Now, I just have to not destroy the rest of the brown fabric with tracing paper. I will keep you updated.