Sketchbook : August review

Some of the sketchbook pages done in August.

Watercolor and pencils drawing

sketchbooks

Favorite Prismacolor pencils

Sketchbook series

Sketchbook series

Sketchbook series

Sketchbook series

Sketchbook series

The materials I use are: 
watercolor paint (various brands), colored pencils (Prismacolor mostly),
acrylic FW ink, watercolor Faber Castell pencils,
various sketchbooks.

Hexagon Quilt : how and what

Scrappy hexagon quilt , love the look and texture

I have finished this loveliness a couple of weeks ago and posted 
most of the pictures on my Instagram feed.  
For this quilt I used various blue and red fabrics I have collected through the years 
of my fabric obsession. I machine pieced 6 1/2"  hexagons and machine quilted using Aurifil tread.
I used a plastic template to cut the pieces.

Sewing in progress

I really like the idea of using random looking scraps 
and mix them up in a salad of a quilt, there is something about it. 

Scrappy hexagon quilt , love the look and texture


Scrappy hexagon quilt , love the look and texture


For the borders I used my very precious Garden Party yardage I saved for a special occasion. This print is discontinued and a part of the Phillip Jacobs line for Westminster Fabric. 
I left the selvage strip shown with the name of the collection to remember and adore. 

Me and the quilt


Scrappy hexagon quilt , love the look and texture

For the back I used Sausalito Cottage Pink fabric by Lakehouse Dry Goods 
with the adorable shabby rose print I could not resist.
Machine quilting made it more durable (I hope) but I still like hand-quilted look better, 
I wish I had time to hand-quilt all my quilts. 
Anyway, this blanket is by far my favorite among all 5 quilts I have in my house right now.

Sausalito Cottage 13001 Pink By Lakehouse Dry Goods - Holly Holderman


Watercolor butterflies : fabric experiments

I have been working on making my own fabric using watercolors. The Spoonflower website allowed me to print the samples of the cotton voile with the butterflies I uploaded as a pattern and once I received my printed yard I went ahead and sewed the tank top to see how the fabric actually looks as a garment. I think I am hooked now and looking forward to making more!  

Watercolors and the print on the fabric

I designed the fabric using the watercolor with butterflies I painted earlier this summer

I designed the fabric using the watercolor with butterflies I painted earlier this summer

Watercolors and the print on the fabric

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