Monday, March 3, 2008

Using the Green Background

I was so pleased to have lots of nice comeents about my hand dyed damask dinner napkin. You can see it in a previous post, but I dyed the cotton with various green Setacolor dyes and then threw on a bunch of rock salt. I love these dyes as you can mix your own colors and they alll bleed together so beautifully. Several of you who left comments did not want me to cut the piece up!!! Thank you, those were lovely comments , but I HAD PLANS for this piece of fabric!!! My plan was to use the fabric for a project that involves creating Quilted Flower Panels for a swap. The size of each panel is to be 6.25x6.25 with a finished size of 6x6. After having such fun creating the Lace Cap card for the Cyber Fiber Exhibit, I decided to enhance that technique for this swap. We had been asked to assign ourselves the flower that we would be created on our panel , and I had chosen the Hydrangea.
Here is one of the finished panels.
The panels are all due to the hostess by March 31 and I am planning on sending these out by the end of the week!!! I am so excited to be so far ahead of the game! I am planning to finish them up while I watch the Primary Vote Returns tomorrow night. If all goes well it will be a very early night for we OBama supporters!!!
I used the flash for this next photo so you can see some of the stamping details on the fabric. It was great fun to use all of my own hand dyed and stamped fabrics and to use the Twinkling H2O's on white silk flowers.

The green background fabric was perfect for this project. I also like the way that the lime green and teal green beads mimic the patterning left by the rock salt. Now I can't wait to see what the other artists participating in this swap produce.!! We will each end up with six different panels and I am thinking that I will be hanging them in a row from a wonderful peice of driftwood. The column of flowers will be a glorious addition to either our family room or the diningroom. I am sure that I will want to show it off!!

4 comments:

Ati. Norway. said...

Oh, this is lovely, I like hydrangeas. The colors fit so well together!

Marilyn Rock said...

Luscious! I love the colors, texture - all of this technique. You are amazing!

Heartinmyhand said...

The colors and texture are wonderful. Can't wait to see the whole thing finished

Earthtone Studios said...

Elizebeth...thank you for stopping by my blog. It was a great day to get your message. I love your blog and your work is beautiful.
sue

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