Quiltfest Exhibition and Trading Day

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What do you have planned this weekend?

Lots to see and be tempted by at this fabulous event. Trading Day is this Sunday, I will be there so do come and say hello!  Lots more info at www.quiltfest.org.uk2017-feb-quiltfest-flyer-tracy-fox

My latest work will be on display AND a kit is available to make this unique quilt top.2017-jan-20-colour-collection-landscape-quilt-tracy-fox-1

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

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made using Hand Dyed with Rust by Sue Warburton

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I have been promising to show you work made using a piece from the Hand Dyed with Rust collection and here it is.Sue Warburton Now Is The Time made using rust fabric from t r a c y f o x

The fabric has become the center panel as you can see, bordered with gorgeous African fabric that works perfectly.

So what’s the story I hear you ask, well…

Last March at the 2nd Annual Patchwork Quilting and Craft Fair in Oldham, the very talented Sue Warburton bought the rust fabric from me and as soon as she saw it she told me that she knew exactly what she wanted to do with it.

She also very kindly offered to loan me the finished work to display on my stand which I have recently done and to share it with you here on my blog.

Sue has added more surface design using a range of techniques including..

machine embroidery motif..Sue Warburton Now Is The Time machine embroidery made using rust fabric from t r a c y f o x

applique..
Sue Warburton Now Is The Time applique made using rust fabric from t r a c y f o x

text…
Sue Warburton Now Is The Time text made using rust fabric from t r a c y f o x

I am always drawn to work that has text in it and what has been stitched really resonates with me..

Sue Warburton Now Is The Time more text made using rust fabric from t r a c y f o x

If you look closely in each image, you will be able to see the subtle stenciling of cogs and numbers and of course free motion quilting.

Perhaps my favorite (there is so much to choose from) is the cheeky little key which reminds me of an old wardrobe that my Nanna had when I was a kid because it had a key just like this.
Sue Warburton Now Is The Time key made using rust fabric from t r a c y f o x

Huge thanks goes to Sue for loaning me her gorgeous work and agreeing to share it on my blog.

I will give it back…I promise!!

See more here about Hand Dyed with Rust

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introducing… Hand Dyed with Rust by t r a c y f o x

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I really do love creating this cloth with Rust.  The process is slow and time consuming, each piece typically taking at least 2 weeks to make, so I have to be patient which is not one of my strong points!  The commitment is totally worth the effort as the texture & patterning you get is fabulous and truly unique but yet it can still be used in lots of different ways.
Rust Hand Dyed by t r a c y f o x
This is one of the first pieces I created which now belongs to the Lovely Jean (Glamorous Assistant to Patricia at Tilia Fabric).

I have seen gorgeous examples in patchwork, quilting, embroidery, wall hangings and art textiles to name a few. It really does add something different to your work.

I am very pleased to say that I have a special piece of work to show you soon, made using a lovely piece of Hand Dyed with Rust.

I don’t make huge quantities and currently have a small number which will be available to buy at these Events

You can also see more updates about Hand Dyed with Rust here

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

t r a c y

* If you like what I do, then others might too – thank you for liking and sharing *