So many project updates. I’ve been a busy beaver this week!
I’m quilting again, which I’ve missed. Quilting (to me) is kind of like painting but less messy. I absolutely despise picking out fabric. #1 I want to take EVERYTHING home with me, and #2 because I’m an absolute perfectionist about picking out fabric. It all has to go together.
And by go together, I mean that the colors have to work together and the patterns. You cant have five seriously busy patterns and then one that isn’t. I like varying the degrees of the patterns, picking one favorite and basing the rest off of that. Thus it takes forever.
I have a “boy” quilt and a “girl” quilt started (I’m going to use that very loosely…to me neither one looks particularly gendered…also, my boy students all love pink…so…what’s the point?)…they’re going pretty quick. I also have cats…they’re very…helpful…
Pele would like everyone to know that he absolutely DID NOT walk all over the pieces I laid out and mess up my layout. He helped me artistically rearrange them. Because that’s the kind of cat he is. Helpful, through and through.
I was also supremely delighted to get a new set of fabric markers in the mail. I LOVE THEM. THEY WORK SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE TULIP ONES!!!!! Yes, I just scream/typed. Because I am that excited. I love you Colore markers. You are da bomb.
You can see a little comparison between Tulip vs Colore. The wishy-washy colors are Tulip, the bright ones are Colore. I intentionally recolored half of the red/purple lolipop with Colore markers so that you could see the difference. Crazy right? As I was playing with them I realized that I could use the two types of markers together to create shading/watercolor effects/etc. but if you only want to buy one set of markers, don’t even bother with the Tulips. Just get the Colore’s.
The Colore Fabric Markers bleed less, plus they have a lovely super saturated color. The only downside is that you really need to put paper or something under the fabric as you color, because they will bleed through to the table. Everything I’m making with my coloring fabric will be interfaced and probably have a layer of batting behind it as well, so I’m not too worried about that, but if you were to color a t-shirt with them it would absolutely matter.
So…that’s all the project updates I have for today, BUT (yes, that’s a big but–and I did just giggle a little bit over that…I made a butt joke!) I’m going to post an update later in the week with a few more creations for the craft fair…they’re coming along nicely!