You know how blog surfing leads to the discovery of new blogs and ideas and people? A few weeks ago I stumbled upon Leanne's House and the 365 Day Challenge Quilt. Since I read this post at Black Threads I'm again pondering text on quilts and although this is not my idea, I thought the 365 quilt would be fun to do and hopefully spark some ideas about other ways to combine text/cloth. The idea of writing/script/messages in quilts is never too far from my thoughts in the first place. I have a quotation quilt languishing in the closet on a quilt frame that was intended for a friend's 50th birthday...(she's pushing close to 60 now), slow, but sure, is my motto! After trying 5 different pens, Pentel Gel Roller for Fabric and Fineliner Tee Juice Markers are the absolute smoothest! The ones that I eliminated were Copic Multiliner, Sharpie, and FabricMate. They bleed at the slightest hesitation in my hand.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this phone booth a week ago!? They are almost gone and are rare finds. I joked with Mo if she had ever seen one of these...it goes along with the 17 year old stranger who quipped about my iron without holes which she had never seen one before and in a split second I thought "where has she been" before it dawned on me that I was swimming in the generation gap.
Below is the discharged fabric that I'll overdye sometime this week. If using discharge paste and you want to skip the ironing, discharge on a hot sunny day. Once the sun hits the fabric it drys and discharges immediately.