As promised here is my class project from the class I took at QuiltNebraska in LaVista (near Omaha) The class was Quilt First – Color Later Using Tsukineko Inks by Bobbie Bergquist from Quilters Treasure.We started out by choosing one of many pre-quilted blocks then colored in the different areas with the inks. We did not use the inks straight out of the bottles but mixed them with either shaving cream or clear aloe gel. That made keeping in the lines so much easier and the ink did not bleed onto the backing or outside the lines.This ink is water soluble until it is heat set so it can be blended with more color, gel, shaving cream or water. We used the blender sticks to blend colors and Fabrico Pens to add shading to the colored sections. I didn’t know that the Tsukineko Ink in the jars is the same ink in the Fabrico Pens so the colors will always be exactly the same. The ink and pens are acid free as well.
Like I said earlier the ink must be heat set to be permanent. We learned we can use an iron, blow dryer or toss it into the clothes dryer to set the ink. If coloring a pre-quilted piece I would think I would use the clothes dryer or blow dryer so as not to flatten the batting.
Sure enjoying watching the Olympic events this summer on TV. Are the events televised in other countries? I applaud all their hard work and effort to train all these years to perform this summer. My 6 yr. old grandson was showing me how Michael Phelps swims when we week at the swimming pool last week and he has the NBC Olympic music memorized and can hum it right on key.