Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Rita was inspired by an old rusty fire truck she saw on the side of the road in a drift of snow. She stopped to take pictures of it. When she had printed the outline of the picture on fabric she thought; "What if I added real rust to the picture?" Thus her "Selective Rusting Technique" was born.
Rita had an article published in Quilting Arts Oct/Nov 2009 on a technique that she calls "Selective Rusting". The article shows how she takes a picture, photo shops it, prints it on fabric and then adds, "Selective Rusting". Here are the basic directions:
2. Spray the steel wool with vinegar until it is damp. Cover your project with clear plastic and let it sit overnight.
3. Rinse as usual.
Rita's Blog: www.gracefulspirit.blogspot.com
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Inspiration: Reading about The Rust-Tex Collection brought to mind the phrase "moth and rust" I recalled from a Bible verse. Year’s ago, I saw a Luna moth which I thought was exceptionally beautiful, so I used it to illustrate this verse. The small brown moths were chosen because they have the same colors as the rust-dyed fabric.
Machine pieced cotton sheeting rust-dyed by the artist, commercial cotton fabric; raw edge machine appliqued cotton fabric hand-dyed by the artist, painted unbleached muslin, fabric markers, acrylic paint mixed with fabric medium, free-motion machine quilting and hand-quilted with cotton, poly-cotton and nylon threads.
I finally got to meet Terry at International Quilt Festival Chicago. Here is a picture of us in the Rust-Tex booth.
Terry lives on a tree farm with her family amid the beautiful rolling hills of the Mohican Valley in Ohio. You can get a glimpse of her thoughts on her blog: http://terryannhartzell.wordpress.com/
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Now, my garage is full of plates, nails, horse shoes, gears, metal sheets, you name it, I have it! I experimented with white and colored fabric and decided a combination of these gave me a great palate to work with. Not only did I love the surprising results each time, but using this fabric in my art quilts also gave me great ideas for enhancing the marks with machine quilting."
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
but, as happens with all shows, not too many late in the day. This person was taking a good look at Going by Candy Flynn of Middleton, WI.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
They warped because of the humidity!!!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
On Friday afternoonI will be teaching a hand quilt class.
You can see the 25 quilts of the Rust-Tex Collection there.
Hope you can join in the fun!!!
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
This is how I decorated the fence.
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
The picture below is of Karen Miller mixing up the resist paste. It had to steam and while it did, we cut our stencils.