Mary made this cute comfort quilt for our Guild. It just needed to be quilted and bound.
The lime green color really stands out.
A close up of the quilting on the Train Comfort Quilt. I wanted to
quilt a quick free motion design so I decided to follow the pieced block
pattern and quilt a small gentle line in each section. White polyester thread was
used on the top and a dark blue on the backing.
I have been wanting to dye fabric for a while so I took
the plunge and ordered some powdered dyes from G & S, in Toronto.
This is the result. Do you like hand dyed fabrics? Leave a comment
at the end of this post, telling me why you like hand dyed
fabric so much. I will draw one name and send you a piece of both the turquoise and
yellow fabric that I dyed last week.
Another hand dyed piece-looks kind of cool.
This looks like a more solid colored piece. I find it hard to
create a solid color. The mottled colors are somewhat easier to dye.
I really like the yellow and green colors in this piece. I was even fortunate
enough to find some white and cream fabric at a yard sale several weeks ago.
And my neighbour gave me 3 1/2 yards of white fabric too-yeah! More dyeing to come.
Yellow-I had to choose a color to dye, so this was it. I like all the various shades
Below, this is my very first fabric postcard. Brandy Lynn
Maslowski, is holding a fabric postcard exchange for Canada Day.
70 people from across Canada have committed to participate and mine
is going to BC. I will also recieve a fabric postcard from someone as well.
Isn’t that cool? Brandy Lynn is the host of Canadian Quilt Talk. I will link up
with her show so please check her out.
Here is my second fabric postcard. Can you guess wha it resembles?
Here is one of the six patterns that I won several weeks ago from
Sassfras Designs, in Colorado, during the Creative Blog Festival.
Amy hosted it over at Amy’s Creative Side.
Here is pattern #2.
Pattern # 3.
I love the colors in this pattern -4.
Pattern # 5 is colorful as well.
Pattern # 6 didn’t want to co-operate so it has no photo.
Uhmm, which quilt will I make first?
Andre Gallant is a photographer that I just discovered on the Net.
You should check out his photos-they are amazing! And he is
Canadian as well, from New Brunswick. I will link up to his
website so you can take a look for yourself.
I am thinking that I may follow his example and take the 52 week
challenge. My challenge would involve making fabric postcards but I
have a few rules that I have to follow though. I have to take a photo to
go along with the postcards. I can use any theme for the week and I can
use any medium (ie. paint, fabric, markers etc) to help me make my
postcards as well. Sounds like fun but I am hoping it will kick start
my creative juices.
Each week I will post both the picture and the postcard that I made.
If you feel up for the challenge, you can send me what you have created
I was hoping to have a nice quiet and relaxing summer but I think all that
has changed now.
See you next week.
4 thoughts on “Comfort Quilts, Dyeing, Fabric Postcards and Winnings…”
You looked like you were having fun dyeing your fabric. I have never tried and living in an apartment do not think I ever will. Good luck with the post card challenge! Your Canadian flag is super cute!
Love your Canadian Flag post card! Good luck with that challenge. Looks like your dyeing day was a great success too! I haven’t tried that yet! someday…
Hi Ruth. Always nice to find another Canadian blogger. Looks like you are having fun with all your projects
I enjoyed looking at your dyed fabrics. I have been dying fabrics for 4-5 years and I’m hoping to make a quilkt with only my dyed fabric. I really like your yellows. Keep up the good work