Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Quilty and Me in Print!

So I thought I better share this with you before they come out with the NEXT issue of Quilty Magazine...
A thingy, in the March/April issue of Quilty, a...a list of steps for how to Improvisationally Quilty, by me!  Yay!!!!  So check it out...on newsstands or shelves or some kinda rack thingy near you...NOW!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Handprinted: a fabric swap

Leslie over at Maze and Vale hosts an awesome swap called Handprinted: a fabric swap.  This is the third round of the swap and the first time I relief printed instead of screen printed.  Note above my fun studio company, Hi Precious!!!

I printed this well kinda triangley pink design on some Pearl Bracelet fabric when I was at Quilt Con in a workshop with Lizzy House.  If you wanna check out some pics from the workshop take a look at my Flickr set.  I had a great time at the workshop and it was so fun to meet Lizzy!

The next design was this cloud with ummm stuff coming out the I thought the designs were pretty fun and I love PINK and printing on top of Pearl Bracelets too :)

Switching it up I mixed some orange ink (and yes Charlotte I think of you every time I say the word "orange" now).

Out of the orange came these acidic looking clouds...

and this cool mountains and hills design.

Here are all four of the FQs I sent out!  Overall I am happy with the way they turned out and I used oil based ink BTW.

These beauties are what I received in the swap!  Aren't I a lucky duck?  Printed by hand clockwise from the top left: Keri, KelleySamantha, and Kristy.

I would without hesitation be a part of this swap again and again, it kicks my butt to print and I like it that way.