I watched football last night so I was able to finish the binding on the first Groovy quilt. Click over to the Gallery to read more and see the cool tie dyed back.
I'm so excited to have a finish for August and it was an easy one! I made this top several years ago when I hosted the Crossing the Drunkard's Path quilt-along. I've just been waiting for the right baby to come along to finish it.
Baby Innes will be here in 2019 and baby's parents love the wedding quilt I made for them so they absolutely deserve a baby quilt. This one will be big enough for a floor quilt for baby and guard dogs. I will not tell them that the block is called Drunkard's Path!
These fabrics are from the first time that I ever dyed fabric. This was back when I thought hand dyed fabric was stupid but Anne forced me to do it during one of our craft weeks. It was while dyeing these tone-on-tone fabrics that I learned the joy of mixing colors and got hooked on fabric dyeing.
That light background fabric was difficult. I seem to be physically unable to dye light colors.
I quilted it with the new Innovatech thread and, I have to say, I love this thread. I think as I use up So Fine colors that I will replace it with Innovatech.
The back is also hand dyed. It's quilted with the Happy Times pantograph. It was the first time I used this one. It was fast and easy and worked out great for this baby quilt.
I still have to make a label but I have MONTHS until the baby arrives.
My brother, Tim, sent me a photo of the Cathedral Window quilt in it's new home. It's perfect on this antique bed! I asked him to let Lulu model the quilt because she was the first to "admire" it when I gave it to him. I laid it on the sofa and she immediately jumped on it and settled into a little quilt nest.
I'm so glad that the quilt has found a perfect home and hopefully the grandchildren will enjoy sleeping under it. If you missed the Cathedral Window drama you can read all about the background of this quilt on my Cathedral Window page.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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