Wabi-Sabi Day

My Meemaw friends and I met for our Wabi-Sabi Craft Day. We are planning another quilt project to donate, but today, we each had a different project for today.
I decided to work on my stitch book entry for January. I just returned from a beautiful week taking care of my granddaughter. On one of our special days, we went to see Mary Poppins Returns. We are both fans of the original Mary Poppins; and we both loved the new movie.
The song at the end of the movie is Nowhere to Go But UpMy granddaughter drew this picture to reflect what she thought about the movie.

So, inspired by the movie and my granddaughter, I chose to make my January block based on the song also.
I used Gelli-art plates to print the sky and clouds. I appliqued a balloon by the needle turn method. Then I stitched the words and the clouds.

My Wabi-Sabi Quilt

Francine, from Las Colchas, had told me to drop by on Thursday so she could assess the faded photo problem I had with the quilt I made for my grandson. I could not wait until Thursday. Since I needed more fabric for the log cabin quilt, I dropped by the Mesquite Bean this morning. There were quite a few experienced quilters there, since they meet on Tuesdays to work on projects. The consensus there was to keep the faded photos, wash with fabric color catchers ( I always do), and try adding some Retayne.(to stop the bleed).  I then drove over to Las Colchas. Francine wasn’t there, but Vicky was working. She is a super talented and artistic quilter. Vicky confirmed what the quilters at the Mesquite Bean recommended.
I just pulled the quilt out of the dryer, and I am happy with the results. It did not fade or bleed any further. The dryer poofed up the quilt and it looks bright and bold.
I guess this is my Wabi-Sabi quilt.