Saturday, October 18, 2008

Multitasking

Today I quilted a client quilt, for my friend Julia. She said just do a panto, she didn't want to spend a lot on it, & it's for a young GD to use & love to death. I did use a daisy panto, but spread it out a little further & put free-motion leafy vines between the daisies just so it had a personality of it's own. The thread I used is a pastel pink-green -blue-yellow variegated.
I am also making bread because I wanted to take a couple of loaves along to Ilene's when I go tomorrow evening. She called last night & she's out of the hospital, staying at her brother's in Portland, & Monday we'll be going to the Dr. for a post-op check before heading back to Salem on Tuesday.
I got a new book in the mail a couple of days ago. It's Maggie Grey's book, "Textile Translations".
I started reading it, & even though I don't have any Gesso or some of the other things she uses, I decided to do a little experimenting with what I did have on hand.
I used unsanded tile grout for the textured surface, & different paints & Pearl-Ex powder. I even used some dried Lavender for texture. It smelled really nice, but did fire up a little when I used the heat gut for some embossing powder I threw on top. It smells like I've been smoking something funny.
Here it is before firing with a heat gun.
I'm going for the look of "Termination Dust", with the mountain top snow, dirt & red-brown vegetation. I'll be adding more layers once these are dry.
Now I should probably start packing for my trip tomorrow. Oh & I have to call my DGD Darian to say Happy 14th birthday!

8 comments:

Steph said...

It seems that a lot of people have had the stranger walking into the house thing happen to them. How quick whitted you were to say Honey doesn't live here. thats too funny.

the quilt and tile are very cool!

Delighted Hands said...

Love the quilt-your quilting is amazing! The tile looks like fun-have a good trip1

Vicki W said...

thanks for point out yet another book that I "need"! The quilt is adorable. Good idea to spark up the panto with some FMQ.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Wow, Deb, you will be so close! I guess your time is all wrapped up caring for your friend, and I understand that...wish I could see you, though!

Jane said...

Hi Deb, Was wondering if you could point me to the post where you gave your bread recipe. I should have wrote it down way back when, but didn't it... I'd really appreciate it! Have a safe trip...

Gaia Quilter said...

The tile thing is very interesting, looks like a lot of fun. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Granny Fran said...

It's been a while since I visited you and you've been busy. I love all the embellishments you've been experimenting with, they all look so organic. I expecially loved those jewels you created; one of them looks like you melted gold and poured it into a design. Your snow photos are so beautiful, but I'm glad we only have it way up on the top of the high mountains so far. I'm still trying to adjust to frost at night.
Your loaves of bread look so yummy.

Michelle said...

I've said it before, but it should certainly be said again ... your quilting is beautiful, as always!