Friday, March 31, 2006
January Journal Quilt (Better late than never?)
Since I came a little late to the Journal quilts, & my intention for these little pieces is to use then on a perpetual calendar eventually, I wanted to get a January page done. I've been wanting to do a little tribute to our nights in the hot tub in the backyard for a long time, & still want to include it on a big quilt some day, along with a poem that I wrote a few years ago, but this is a much simpler, more cartoony version of what that will some day be. I also had a new toy I wanted to try out, Xpandaprint. I have black, (it also comes in white). I painted it on with a toothpick, then used my heat gun on it, & had fun watching it swell & become textured. I dabbed a little Lumiere paint on top of the Xpandaprint for color. I also played with my Angelina Fibers again, along with the Bo-Nash to fuse them in place, for an Aurora effect on my hand-dyed fabric back ground. The only commercial fabrics are the hot tub, & people in it, & I bordered it with an bit of my vintage silk, that came from my Ebay pal Pilgrimhands.This really was a lot of fun! I'm naming it "Fire & Ice".