Wednesday, April 30, 2014

MQG Michael Miller Challenge!

D is for...?

Don't peek!  I'm working on my quilt for the MQG Michael Miller Challenge, but I want to surprise my quilt guild, so the overall design is top secret (which, of course, is why I'm blabbing about the quilt all over the web).  I've actually made a lot of progress and pieced fifteen out of the fifty-four letters that I need, but one letter is all that you get for the moment.

I also made three more kimono silk pouches and listed them in my Etsy shop:

Finally, I tried out the rubber stamps that my friend V. carved for me as a birthday gift.  I'm ashamed to say how long I took to get around to trying them out, but the results are lovely, especially on black silk:

I have to experiment with heat-setting the pigments, but if they prove reasonably color-fast, it would be nice to make some silk scarves.

Finally, the forecast calls for warm weather today, so I've accelerated my schedule, and I'm hoping to try setting up an indigo dye bath this afternoon (although I also have to do my taxes, which are due today).  Wish me luck (on both counts)! 

Linking up to WIP Wednesday on Freshly Pieced, and the Needle and Thread Network.  Cheers!


  1. That reminds me that I have to start thinking about what to do for the challenge. I love the fabrics, so it will be fun!

  2. Your MQG MM challenge is looking great!

  3. Great fabrics! Can't wait to see the whole project!

  4. Love that D design and the fabrics. You have some fun looking projects on the go!