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« on: June 25, 2008 07:33:58 AM »

I've been on a roll lately, playing around with different designs and fabric treatments. My current fetish seems to be stenciling using bleach.

This is one of two largish rag quilts I've made in the last two months using bleach on repurposed denim from old jeans I've had kicking around the studio. This quilt was made for a friend's son who is hot for dragons:

I designed the dragon stencils after tattoo designs I found on various sites. I had to alter each for ease of cutting and to my personal tastes. After I bleached each denim block, I hand-washed and air-dried them. Then using my EQ5 program, I found a star pattern I liked and foundation pieced those. Here is a close up of some of the blocks:

I decided to put a border around each block, to make it stand out a more (and also to tame the yellow-orange of the stars a bit). It seemed to help.

And, of course, a pic of the label I made, using Pigma pens and the handy-dandy light box:

This was a fun quilt, and I really enjoyed the bleach/stencil process. I can guarantee many more quilt projects (and jackets, tee shirts and pants!) are in my future using bleach!

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2008 07:41:51 AM »

omh! thats so nice. Thats an heirloom piece in IMHO!
Wonderful job and I cant wait to see what else you do.

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2008 07:59:35 AM »

amazing Cheesy

You did a fantastic job with this!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2008 08:05:21 AM »

Beautiful - my son would love it!

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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2008 08:11:30 AM »

Wow, I have never seen a quilt any (teenage) boy would be as happy with as this one!
Great job! Very inventive too.

« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2008 12:56:18 PM »

Great job!!!  I love all of the techniques you used.
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2008 01:01:29 PM »

Absolutely beautiful........jealious I am not that good.  Makes me want to go out and try to make something like that for my son.

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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2008 01:14:24 PM »

Wow, that is something awesome! I haven't seen denim and quilting cotton combined like that before. The stenciling is amazing and the overall color scheme is great. I'm so impressed!
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2008 01:26:13 PM »

Great idea!! This looks awesome!

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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2008 01:50:21 PM »

This is just awesome, what beautiful work.  It's perfect for a boy......or girl...Smiley  Did you post the other on here?  I'd love to see it.

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