If you came here today looking for EQ designs I am sorry but you are going to be disappointed. You see, just as I decided to do 2 sets of the Grandmother's Choice blocks then next block turns out to be this one.So I am busily hand piecing not one, but TWO of these blocks.....and I have never hand pieced a block before! It's coming along but I am not a speed demon with the hand sewing needle.
Instead of new EQ designs I though I'd share with you my two Warkton Lane projects.
Once I finished with my little feedsack scrap obsession, I got back to working on my Golden Harvest quilt. It took a couple of days to decide on the color plan for the center of the quilt but now that's done I have moved on to cutting and piecing. Things might go a little faster now.
I also started another little project when Estelle and I were stamping this week. I took a half yard of of the Kettering Gradient and stamped leaf images all over it. I used these beautifully detailed stamps from Fred B. Mullett Co. Fine detailed stamps do print well with screen printing ink. I roll it onto a glass or acrylic surface and stamp onto the glass plate to pick up the ink. It takes a bit of practice at first but you eventually get the hang of it.
I mixed 3 colors of paint. One that matched the pink side of the fabric, one that matched the green and a gray. Metallic paints do not stamp well but we discovered that mixing Pearl Ex Powders into the opaque screen ink worked beautifully. I printed pink on the green,
gray in the middle and
green on the pink.
That half yard will be cut in half lengthwise. Each piece will get a 2" border in the darkest color and they will become dresser scarves for the guest house. I'm not quilting them because I don't need the thickness and I think quilting will take away from the printed images.
Who knows when this project will get done! For now I need to get back to hand piecing.