Saturday, November 26, 2016

Meanwhile, Back in the Sewing Room....







I've been out and about lately, but have still had some projects brewing in the sewing room. This little Zoo Pals quilt is one on them. I've had the center panel with the critters on it for some time. Then my nephew and his wife had their first child- a little girl named Hailey. So this little quilt got built around the panel, using Drunkard Path blocks. I hand quilted the center with Big Stitch in red perle cotton, and machine quilted the borders. Plus I found a panel for a soft book to sew together. They're colorful and indestructible. Both are headed for Canada just after the holidays. 





Next is our Fiber Art Bee project for Christmas. We will have a fabric exchange of cotton fabrics we have dyed or altered in various ways. I decided to try ice dyeing when I found a Tie Dye kit on sale for a couple of dollars. All the dye powder was there, so I just needed fabric and a bag of ice. I used an old plastic dishpan and garbage bag. The fabric is at the bottom, ice on top, dye powder sprinkled on top. There's a drip pan with holes in there, too, to allow the melting ice water to pass through and create interesting pattern- I hope. I covered it over with the bag and allowed it to sit in the sun till the ice melted. I'll show how these came out in a later post. Fingers crossed! 





My daughter and I took an overnight trip to Disney World for the annual Epcot Food and Wine Festival. We had a wonderful time, and also visited Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney)




There are a lot of new stores, including this one- Uniqlo. The window was very inviting with the beautiful kimono on display.




This photo has some glare, but you can see how beautiful the kimono is. They sell all manner of Japanese fans, umbrellas, kimono, and gift items. Plus I found several tee-shirts at very reasonable prices. It's two floors of clothing for men, women, and children. Worth a visit.

I've got some art projects to show in an upcoming post as well. So lots happening here. Creative play makes me so happy!

5 comments:

Createology said...

I adore your Zoo quilt for baby. Ice dying looks very interesting and fun to see the reveal. Great shops you visited. Embracing Creative Bliss...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your zoo quilt blew me away. I had heard of drunken path quilt, but don't think I've ever seen one put together before. This is amazing, as are the animals.

I used real snow for my ice dyeing. Guess that's sort of hard to do in the sunshine state! I don't think it makes much difference, except my ice looked like a snow cone that the syrup had been sucked out of once the dye got sucked to the bottom. I can't wait to see how yours turns out.

I was shocked that I have washi paper the same design as that with the UNI QLO. I had no idea it was so popular. Looks like it's in fabric, too. So very glad you shared this store and kimono, too.

Robbie said...

The zoo pal quilt is adorable and I'm sure to be enjoyed!! Look forward to your dye results!! Always exciting to see what you get!!

RosA said...

Hi Nancy
Thanks for dropping by my blog!! Mostly, I think it's for my own amusement and I'm always excited when someone visits!
Your animal quilt is lovely, but I've scrolled down a bit and your fabric dolls are absolutely super! I love them, especially "Prima Donna", oh and "Wicked". Have you seen "Wicked"? I saw it twice!
I'll look you up on Wanderlust now. I've enjoyed the course so much!
RosA

Nancy said...

The quilt is just out of this world.....what lucky recipients.....I can't wait to see the fabric from the dying project.....Looks like a great trip to Epcot.....I am having a problem finding the time to do my warrior doll.....At the rate I am going it's going to be an after Christmas project....