WIP Wednesday – Trifecta

I’ve started working on three different projects, so we’ll see how long that can last before I break apart in a million pieces from the stress not just plowing through on one project until the end. At least I’m loyal, I suppose.

One is another version of the My Favorite Bag as a commission project. I’m currently cutting the fabric for that.

DSCN2861The other thing I’ve started is the Miss Jingle BOM program. I feel like I’ve finally got the right fabrics pulled together for it, although might need a couple FQs of different greens.  Most of my greens are a little too far on the lime/yellow continuum, so I’ll be on the lookout for some truer greens.

The third project I’m working on is a small gift for a friend.  I’ve been experimenting with my watercolor pencils, and on the tip of a friend I tried using aloe gel instead of water to blend the colors.  Here’s my sample.

DSCN2859The circle in the center is the one done with water (color first, then use a stiff bristled brush dipped in water to blend).  As happens with water, it can continue to bleed and expand after your drawn boundaries.  The circle on the left is done with aloe gel instead of water – the color doesn’t spread as much, but the fabric ends up a bit stiffer.  The color intensity is a little stronger, too.  Since I’m planning a small wall hanging, I think I’m going with the aloe gel.

Nina is celebrating National Quilting Day!Nina is being an excellent supervisor when she’s not trying to carry off the pencils.

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2 Replies to “WIP Wednesday – Trifecta”

  1. I have to hide my bobbins. I can’t just set them next to my machine when I am changing colors. My kitty LOVES them and loves that when she hits them string comes flying off. I get home to a bobbinful of thread all over my house.

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