Playing with your food

April 4, 2014

IMG_8325I tell all of my students that we are only in kindergarten. 

IMG_8327Class time is a time to play.

IMG_8338Bobby played right through lunchtime.

IMG_8335Her orange running horse is displayed here on a cloth printed with a stamp carved by her seat mate (whose name I will list here if any of you wonderful Quintessential Quilters will remind me of who it was!).

And here is the table runner in progress. I actually love the way the writing turned out after drying overnight. The super thick gloppy areas were thick enough to be opaque and the way the words fade in and out made me really happy!


So I loaded up the squeeze bottle again and painted the rest of the cloth. I really didn’t want to wait overnight again so I set up my hair drier and moved it every few minutes. It’s taken most of the morning to dry. Want to hear my mistake of the day? I forgot that my cutting mat is underneath my print surface and that it does NOT like heat. I’ve got it piled with lots of books now hoping that the buckling will go away.


  • Reply
    Mary Ritter
    April 5, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Am wondering if Bobbie used the “orange peel” horse design as a stamp. I’m always making mistakes and just moving on and incorporating them as best I can. Working with paints is becoming easier as I try new methods, thanks to teaching from you and so many talented teachers available to us online. I like both table runners… red print and blue print. Just finished a table topper that combined modern strip piecing with a traditional nine patch. Will post it on my blog soon.

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    April 5, 2014 at 10:21 am

    The best mistake I ever had was to glob a bunch of yellow paint onto my piece. Accck! As I was frantically wiping it off, I saw that the light layer of yellow made the colors underneath glow. Whoa! Guess what I do with yellow paint often now? Ha!

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    Autumn Adams
    April 5, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I think that if you warm it up again until it’s pliable, you should be able to weight it down with good results.

    It’s hard to answer your question about my favorite mistake, because like you I don’t think of them as mistakes. My whole process is intuitive. I’ll think of an idea and try it out, if I don’t like it I will unsew, unbead, or repaint. It’s all about the process. My process is to have fun and listen to the inner voice.

    I sometimes like to include words in my paintings. One of my favorite paintings I call B1. If you’d like to see a picture head over to my new website,

    Thank you for the opportunity to win Lynn’s book.

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    April 5, 2014 at 9:33 am

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    Virginia Greaves
    April 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    I’ve heard the trunk of your car with stuff piled on it works — but don’t know if it’s hot enough there yet for it to work.

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