Sunday, August 29, 2010

the sketchbook project part 1

I am participating in the sketchbook project. I chose facing forward as my theme. I decided to start with my scraps from my hand dyed fabrics - here's what I have been using...I can supplement with the stash on the right if needed.

when it's time to put the pages back together. 

I enjoy playing with color so these fiber sketches are testing my color theories, technical skills, quilting skills and sequencing. 

The two fiber sketches below I was methodical about my cutting and piecing but not too worried about where the colors ended up...
I was practicing some of my quilting on these two

this little fiber sketch is a Courthouse Steps block

I'm trying to create plaid quilts! I have been thinking about this for a long time, it's nice to try to work it out with fabric instead of just on paper.


Terri Stegmiller said...

Great way to use up your hand dyed scraps. I love what you've got going on here so far.

arlee said...

wow! lovely colours! what's your theme?

Cathy said...

Cheese and crackers! I'm doing something *very* similar but I fused, not pieced...yours are GORGEOUS!

Sue Bleiweiss said...

These are awesome Kathleen!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Yours look great. I have been trying to work with the pages in the journal, but they are so thin and don't take paint very well. I guess I will also have to take mine out, maybe replace with other paper or Lutradur.

How are you attaching the quiltlets onto the pages?

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