...or is it for Procrastination?
In either case, I've made some headway on my MQG challenge quilt and have completed 29 out of 54 letters. As I mentioned before, I want to keep the full plan secret until I show the finished quilt to my guild. It's probably asking too much, especially with indigo dyeing competing for attention, but I'd love to get it done in time for the June 16 guild meeting. At the very least, I am determined to make the guild's July 21 deadline.
Also, the weather forecast for the weekend is looking ideal, so fingers crossed that I will be shibori dyeing on Saturday and Sunday. In the meantime, I just got a copy of Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing, by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, Mary Kellogg Rice, and Jane Barton. It's indispensable! I wish I had bought the book earlier, because it has all sorts of discussion and diagrams about different shibori techniques, including the white box shirokage pattern that I've spent so much time puzzling over. Mystery solved! I did get the stitching pattern more or less right on the two FQs that I tied recently, so we will see how they turn out after they go through the dye bath.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday on Freshly Pieced and the Needle and Thread Network. Cheers!