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Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Should have used gloves
Block printing over a gelliplate print.
Spent a very enjoyable time using the print blocks I showed in my last post. These will turn into my journal quilts for May, June, July and August. Each fabric piece has first been printed using a gelliplate using red.
Perhaps I should have used gloves
These were my hands after the printing session. Perhaps I should have used gloves, but I really find I need to feel the blocks. The blue will fade, but I must admit it does look a little odd.
The first print will become May, while this one will become June. The following block print will be July.
The last piece will be August. I intend to free machine a pattern of flowers over the top of these. I shall need to add green squares too. The challenge this year is to add only one to each piece, but since I started off by adding three to each of my completed journal quilts, I think I'd best continue the same way.
It will be interesting to play around with different shades of green and finding suitable threads for the stitching.