Comfort Quilts, Dyeing, Fabric Postcards and Winnings…

Mary made this cute comfort quilt for our Guild.  It just needed to be quilted and bound.

The lime green color really stands out.

Comfort Quilt by Mary

Comfort Quilt by Mary

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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.

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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.

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Another hand dyed piece-looks kind of cool.

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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.

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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.

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Yellow-I had to choose a color to dye, so this was it. I like all the various shades

of yellow.

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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.

My very first fabric postcard

My very first fabric postcard

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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.

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Here is pattern #2.

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Pattern # 3.

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I love the colors in this pattern -4.

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Pattern # 5 is colorful as well.

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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

too.

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…

  1. Pam says:

    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!

  2. Doreen says:

    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

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