Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Printed Fabric Bee - June

Hey, everyone! What a perfect way to start summer, with a giveaway! If you've been following my blog or the Printed Fabric Bee, then you know that part of the celebration of creative talent is giving a 6" square away to one lucky person who leaves a comment on my blog here or my Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/susan.purneymark
I chose the theme of Industrial, so it was about old buildings, rust, decay and more...I made a Pinterest Board for inspiration. You can see the images here:  http://www.pinterest.com/SusanPurneyMark/the-printed-fabric-bee-industrial/
I'll be announcing the winner on July 10th! Leave a comment telling us what kinds of creative ideas you'll be working on this summer!


51 comments:

tesuque said...

I'm hoping for a couple of sunny, wind-free days in which to do some sun printing.
I also have a quilt guild challenge to work on. The color palette is limited, but dyeing and surface design should spice it up.

marsha said...

I am also hoping to do some sunprinting and some indigo dyeing...if it will stay rain-free for more than a day...

Chris said...

I want to learn to do some monoprinting this summer. Also want to do some rust dyeing.

Deb Ueda said...

Love your idea got the theme. The creativity of this group is really inspiring.

Linda Stokes said...

I'm working on a piece inspired by Eucalyptus colours, so I'm busily printing!
Love your industrial collection.

Cathy in gorgeous Sonoma County said...

Use my sketches to create patterns and art pieces. And of course, I'd love to win!

amie said...

I love this theme and as always find inspiration from all of the work this group creates!

NeonKitty Quilts said...

Work on interpreting the many images in my photo collection that I think will mak great art quilts! These fabrics are amazing :)

Craft A Life said...

I am getting started on a piece that will have the word love in various languages, like French, Hebrew, Chinese, Russian, Arabic. Arabic is so pretty!

B. Garner said...

Hi Susan.. love the fabrics with the Industrial theme...great tips and techniques in the different pieces. This summer I plan to create a large stash of printed fabrics using screens, some original and some with stencils and soy way applications. Also trying Solar Fast and Color Magnet thanks to great online tips.
Bethany

Janny said...

It's a great theme, I want to use my Color Magnet which I have now for a year and never used it.

goecker said...

Just returning from Prague and Ireland, I can see this technique used for landscapes. Love the color too.

knitnkwilt said...

Interesting theme, giveaway, and fabrics. I'm currently into quilts designed from bridges, what else in Portland?

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty interesting patters on the fabrics. Creative ideas - hopefully finishing my 2nd quilt top. Putting it with my 1st top and making a reversible quilt. Learning to quilt on a sewing machine. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

Amy Art Quilter & Fyber Cafe said...

Wow again!! You have out done yourselves, with neutral colors even. I like the red some of you snuck in. I would love to win a set of these, AMY vetter@mcsi.net

KittyKwilter said...

I will be making quilts using photos from my trip to Ireland. Great fabrics!

PK Sews said...

I love your theme! And these fabric creations are beautiful! My main summer project is to create more creative space by de-cluttering. I'm also working on quilts for my daughter and granddaughter. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome fabric!

Debbie said...

My plan is to finish a knitting project and then do something fabric-wise. Probably working on already started projects (don't like to call them UFOs) that are waiting. I'm still loving all the different and unusual forms of fabric printing shared every month!

Sarah said...

I am working on hand quilting some sofa cushions. sarah@forrussia.org

allison pogany said...

I'm working up the courage to try my first bargello quilt. In the meantime, I'm playing with batiks!
allisonpogany@gmail.com

NM_Creatrix said...

LOVE the industrial theme...

Laura said...

Hi Susan,
Right now I am designing with hexagons. I made a table runner to experiment with layouts - I need to see to know.
I'd also like to do some dyeing as I have a "yellow" project in mind and what a better way to start than to dye some fabric.

Giddings Art said...

I love your industrial theme! I've had ideas simmering on the back burner for some time to transfer my tool drawings and use them in a piece. Your fabrics have really inspired me! This may be my new summer project!

Patty S said...

I've experimented with rust dyeing and my next project will be using Lynn's stencils. I'm thinking of different ideas to use your industrial fabric.

Teresa R said...

Love the theme, Susan, and love all the fabrics. I am moving into a house next month and would love to use some of those fabrics to create art to hang on the walls

Sylvia said...

I am trying to get some old projects out of my hair once and for all this year. I would like to try and get some rust dyeing done this summer.
Thanks for the chance to win squares of your fun swap!

Gill said...

I'm taking advantage of the dry weather to do some printing and dyeing in the garden !!

john hutchens said...

interesting theme. I love old buildings they are inspiring

Vini said...


The fabric squares are wonderful. This summer I hope to try sun printing and if successful, use the resulting prints for gifts to my Paris travel companions!

Diane Wright said...

This challenged yielded wonderful results! Inspiring.

Ruth Griffeth said...

I will be designing a dress this summer, just for fun.

Crazy Art Girl said...

Love these industrial designs. I would use these for art journaling or an art quilt. I would use the scraps for making ATCs or book marks with my students.

Bev Longford said...

These are quite wonderful, love the pop of colour here and there. These would be wonderful in small needle works with some added stitch. Must get out my geli plate and play.
Bev

Janie said...

I will be making Quillows ( a Quilt when folded becomes a pillow), for my grand children. The fabric is lovely. My husband is an Ironworker. He loves that kind of Pattern.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

All those fabrics are just beautiful!

Valerie Wilson said...

I am working on a quilt that is based on a photo of my maternal grandmother taken when she arrived in Canada in 1913. I also want to do some more fabric dyeing.

Natalie F said...

I'm working on Christmas stockings, tree skirt, potatoe cookers. and some tote bags.

sandyandcosmo said...

I am working on some ocean and storm inspired projects. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jeannie said...

Every month I say the same thing - you all amaze me! Each month is so inspiring and I love seeing each person's take on the theme and the variety of techniques use. The year of home remodel/improvements has finally ended and I am so excited to finally be able to create without distraction. So excited, I really don't even know where to start! LOL!

Aussie Jo said...

Love the colours and textures of this theme, well done.

sofen said...

This summer I am doing something new (to me), English Paper Piecing!

jachelno at gmail dot com

Michele T said...

Love these prints!! I have two friends expecting their first in the fall, so I will be making two quilts and some bibs!!

Mokki said...

I'm going to be preparing and colouring fabric for some embroidery designs. It's new to me so it should be fun. You've all made beautiful fabrics again this month, I love it.

Jess Burns said...

I'm trying to work on my embroidery skills. I have a very small repertoire of stitches and am trying to improve that! (It helps that a lot of what I want to make involves embroidery :) ).

mhl said...

Recently retired and looking for inspiration.....finishing a baby quilt for a nephew and his wife and then onto something a bit more creative.

Fibreartist said...

Looking forward to teaching Art Camp to 9- 12 year olds this summer!

aus_chick said...

I'll be working on gifts for friend's babies! And getting a jump on christmas gifts!

maeve said...

I want to use photographs to make art quilts. Also hope to do sketching and use my watercolors.

Peggie said...

I'll be making some rust-dyed and rust-stamped fabric. The challenge is to stop making it and start using it!

Karen Thurn said...

I'll be sitting in the sun soaking up some rays and enjoying some ice tea doing absolutely nothing. Well, probably not, but I do want to do some piecing on a quilt I started several years ago that I needed a break from and the doing some clean-up in my sewing room. kthurn@bektel.com

Jo said...

This summer O want to learn to do EPP