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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Taa Daa!

The fabric I rusted on the truck hood has been rinsed and ironed and is looking quite beautiful!

For this piece, I rubbed the hood of the truck with a wet cloth to get my handprints. They will go into a self-portrait quilt I'm working on. I'm pleased by the results!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Rusty Trucks Meet Fabric

I've been rusting fabric (and selling it as DellaJane IronWorks ) for a while. I've been experimenting on ways to get even deposits and even color. This week, I went for almost the opposite - stripes!

My latest rusting adventure started when Vicki J from my local quilt guild called and asked if I was still interested in "borrowing" some rust. Quite a while back, I had asked about rusting fabric on a couple of VERY rusty old cars, but her DH said a very firm NO! He and his son had towed an old pickup home and it was slated for a truck demolition derby. Vicki thought I could take advantage of the rusted hood.

This is what my fabric looked like on the hood.

One piece opened up. Isn't it beautiful?

I'd STILL like to get my fabric on those Model A's!!

Friday, August 08, 2008


DD is driving. Driving here, driving there, she likes driving everywhere!

We are shopping for a "new" vehicle. I saw this yummy raspberry truck today. Does the Ford Escape Hybrid come in this color?