Hexagon halloween quilt in progress! I haven’t posted any photos lately because I’ve had strange hours getting cross-trained at work and between that I’ve been prepping for an upcoming art show.
This is more of a personal project; here’s some of the progress. I like english paper piecing as a technique because it allows me to work in sections and I can do one seam at a time if I want; it works perfectly with my schedule because I only need to find an extra 10 minutes here and there to chip away at it; It’s really going to be a year-long project. I started it last October and I expect to be finished by this October; this has been my first attempt at english paper piecing, I think it’s a beautiful technique but as far as hand-sewing, it’s labor intensive and time consuming so I can see why this is hardly a popular quilting technique
I got paid today so I’m buying materials for dyeing fabric. It’s been a struggle to find non-iodized salt but i’m finally just forking over the ca$$$hhh to order it online with some other stuff I need. (i’ve been using iodized salt and using iodized salt means not all of the dye gets taken up by the fabric because it’s lost in the chemical process so I’ll be wasting less basically by upgrading my materials). I’m basically dyeing at home in my bathtub and I’ve also wanted to invest in clear buckets (instead of opaque colored buckets) because you can see the true dye color more easily. Overall I’m trying to slowly equip myself with the materials to have a more organized art practice despite the limitations of not having a proper studio or dye lab
My cat sleeping on hand-dyed cotton
Pansies from my garden on the halloween theme quilt I’ve been working on…i’m hoping to finish it this week so I can begin another quilt before halloween