As many of you know, I have recently expanded my studio and have been continuing to clean out “stuff” as I go. I pulled out yet another box full of “not remembered items” (aka UFO’s) and found this…..
This is not an actual rust dye but is a photo of one that has been printed on fabric. The quilting, however is real!! When I was making this quilt……
…..I wanted to practice before I took off on the real thing and decided that quilting on a copy would work just fine
I have no idea why I thought it was necessary to keep this practice piece but I am so glad that I did.
I used my special tool, a piece of card stock (read the blog here), and tried out several different orientations …..
When I was happy with the plan, I moved to the garage to play with frames. MANY, many years ago, I ended up at a craft supply sale that had wood frames for $1 each and mats priced at 4 for a $1. I stocked up, not knowing if I would ever use them….
….but over the years I have used over half of them and I’m dead yet so I have hope that my kids won’t have to figure out what to do with them!!!
I played first with just using a single frame….
….and then decided to dress it up a bit and use a mat as well…..
It now decorates a shelf in my office….
…….and I LOVE to see it when I walk to my desk. It not only reminds me of my favorite Sunflowers but also of the fun quilt that I made so long ago!!
So the final moral of this story is to Never….Ever…. EVER…..throw anything away!!! But, if you are reading this blog, I think that I am preaching to the choir!!