Showing posts from December, 2010

Personal Quilt

I don't have a lot of time to work on my own projects much less a large quilt for my own bed. However, this past summer I decided to redecorate the master bedroom and painted the walls using the linen wall hanging as an inspiration for a color scheme. I also reupholstered my grandmothers arm chair and purchased another chair to coordinate. That chair is still waiting for a change of upholstery fabric. Below is a photo of my new quilt to coordinate with the paint color. I made a simple pieced rail fence out of 2 jelly rolls and added some batik fabrics to make 2 wide borders. It all went together quickly. The quilting in the body of the quilt is a simple overall, freehand swirl using a variegated thread from YLI. The inner border was quilted with a piano key design, and the outer border was quilted with freehand feathers.  The room is starting to come together. I need to finish the other chair and quilt the linen piece on the quilt rack. Perhaps I'll be completely fini

Purse Design

With Christmas arriving in just 2 days, I've been busy finishing up a few gifts. This is a purse using my hand-dyed fabrics. It is similar to the blue bag I made a while back, but with this one I box-pleated the bottom of the bag and added 3 pockets to the lining. I also changed the front just a bit by leaving out the pleats.

Sunrise Dyeworks on Etsy

With all the hand-dyed fabric I've created this year accumulating in my studio, I decided to take the plunge and open an Etsy shop. I'm getting the hang of using the Etsy shop but it's taking me a while to get everything listed. I currently have 2 pieces listed, but will add more soon. Click on the link on the side bar to go directly to my shop or click SunriseDyeworks  .