Friday, May 29, 2015

End of May

Time for one more finished quilt in May! This one got put on the back burner several times, as I worked on higher-priority items. I was looking at the pile of hand-dyed fabric on my sewing table and thinking that I should really do something with at least some of it. Especially if I want to dye more this summer. I sorted through them for awhile, and then did this. It started with the center strip, which was my first attempt at shibori. As shibori, it was a failure: the colors mostly bled into each other except for the orange, which just made blotches. But when I looked at it as if it were an abstract painting, I liked it. I pulled other fabrics to go with it, all hand-dyed by me except for the dark teal at the ends and 2 small strips near the center which is a Kona solid.

For the quilting, I did squares on the diagonal, and filled every other row with echoed blossoms, and different line designs. 

Linking to Crazy Mom Quils for Finish It Up Friday


  1. I have had fabric ready to do some hand-dyeing for months. It's not something I've ever done, and I think I'm apprehensive at the process. You really are inspiring me to pull the dyes out today, and just do it! Thank you. Your fabric and quilting look just amazing!

    Julie @ Pink Doxies