I recently spent some time playing with a new product - Decolorant. It's a citrus smelling, thick product that decolours fabric without using bleach. It can be applied with a rubber stamp, paint brush, etc. After it dries, you heat it with an iron and the color disappears. Interesting product.
This Art + Quilt exercise asks for 6 inch "solid" fabrics for background with 3 inch "solid" fabrics for the centers. I gleaned these fabrics from my hand dyed fabric box. Some were already 6 inches that I purchased long ago while others were ones I hand painted using Setacolor.
In a bold moment, OK, I did pray about it, but in a bold moment, I agreed to make one of the blocks for the Blue Ridge Parkway 75th Anniversary Quilt which will hang in the Folk Art Center. Hubby and I honeymooned camping in Blue Ridge Parkway over 30 years ago and have camped still many times since, so I naturally think of camping when I think of the Parkway.
There's trees to add and maybe a black bear. It's due very soon....what was I thinking!
Save the Date is a recent popular term for upcoming weddings. But I'm using it to announce my first official quilt teaching class at the local quilt shop. I'll be teaching Free Style Cobblestones. It should be a blast. Some other examples of the block used in art pieces are here, here, and here.
These particular Preemie Quilts for my More Blessed To Give Challenge were made from 5 3/4 inch squares and 2 1/2 inch borders which makes them about 20 inches square. Our local Neonatal unit requests Preemie Quilts anywhere from 20 to 25 inches square. You may want to call your local unit to see their preference. Care to join me?