Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Pink Rocks!

One
This is the fourth piece for a show this summer
It has been up on the design wall for about a month!
All of a sudden, one day this week
I knew what to try.....Pink!
A discharged fabric with hints of pink was ripped into strips
and pinned up into rock-like shapes.
I like that.
So then.... more pink.
That little scrap of silk
a rare pink from natural dying last summer.

Two
Decided the rock shapes looked too perfect
so cut out a section.

Three
 Then.... a day later
after discharging all morning
the new discharge had to be auditioned.
But the pink was overwhelmed....
....so got removed.
This one I like.
But let's take it a bit further

Four
 Let's try even more discharge.
Nope....to much weight on the left side now.
Going back to version three.
No pink in sight.....


....but I do have pink thread!


So I am stitching


Six more rows of pink
then it will go up on the design wall gain
to see what is needed next.
As I mentioned this is the fourth of five
Last one soon.
They need to be finished by the time I go and visit
these two little munchkins


Happy pink days!

10 comments:

  1. I love the pink stitching Penny. xx

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  2. All of a sudden, you're seeing pink everywhere!

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  3. I love pink -- wear it all the time! It works perfectly on this 'rock'. I didn't know you had a 'new grand baby'. Lovely!!!

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  4. Ahhhhhh ... thát's why ... pink ... ;-)

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  5. So totally blessed you are Penny and yes, pink rocks are very appropriate, considering! Being Gramma is a wonderful adventure and this new child is a special little sister, a second bundle of pure joy and the living proof that GIRLS ROCK! Great for Mark and Donna...I know they are feeling like they are on a cloud of pink, and your quilt will help that journey continue, a baby wrapped in your stitches of love!
    Huggs all around
    bethany

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  6. interesting to see your process steps on your design wall. And look at those beautiful eyes of your Granddaughter!

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  7. Fascinating to see your process as you work through. And what sweet little darlings - I'll bet you can't wait to go and visit.

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  8. I agree, it is fascinating to see how you work through your design process. I look forward to seeing the series on display so I can find all the pinks.

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  9. of course, pink thread! stretch that comfort zone Penny.

    that pink silk piece though, some of it might work in other areas of this piece. just smidgens of it.

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