So I've started working on Groovy 3 a little. Mostly I'm just in the planning stage.
But first, I have this random photo of a shirt that I dyed last week. I picked up this shirt on vacation and dyed it in beachy colors. I love it! I have a sheet set that I want to dye and it will be done using a similar folding pattern but in a mandala format. I think it will be awesome.
Back to Groovy.
I'm doing a medallion format for this one so the first thing I did was create a center in EQ so I could see what size I need to cut the center pieces.
Next I ironed the new fabrics I sunprinted and did some layouts to see which ones I want to use.
I don't mind this center with the one on the loser right for the corner but I don't care for the two darker corners.
I love this center, I don't like the lower right corner and don't love the upper right one either. The boobs in the upper right stand out too much. The upper left corner isn't bad at all.
This is probably the best center choice and I'd probably pair it with the upper right corner.
What do you think? Next I have to make a final decision and pick a sashing color so I can get it dyed next week.
Here's another fun surprise from my ice dyeing day. This was the fabric that I put under the dyeing tray to catch the drip through dye. I LOVE how this turned out and Chris loved it too. I'm thinking about what I want to do with it but one idea is to use it as sashing for a quilt made with scrappy blocks made form solid-ish hand dyed fabrics. Imagine a bunch of star blocks on this background. I think it would be cool and look kind of like a galaxy.
I'll try to work on this more this weekend after my Country School sewing days sessions.
6/8/2022 10:57:07 am
The t-shirt is cute. What does OBX stand for? That drip fabric is so cool! I am glad the dyes did not blend so you ended up with some muddy color.
6/8/2022 01:55:02 pm
I like the dark centers with the light corners and vice versa.
6/9/2022 07:23:06 am
I think I like your choices for 3 and 2 best (same fabrics different layouts, right?)
6/9/2022 08:16:39 am
I like them all! The first one, using the lower right corner would be my choice. It looks like it's for spring/summer. The other two are just as pretty, and would do well for fall/winter. Love the t-shirt!
6/9/2022 12:27:08 pm
I like the third center choice and corner choice. Love the idea of a scrappy galaxy quilt. And the t-shirt is a great reminder of your beach time with family.
6/12/2022 06:18:37 pm
I'm not reading the suggestions from the other comments (so I'm not swayed by their obviously much more knowledge) and will simply say that I like the first option best if, perhaps, you could use the same-ish tones as you have on the lower right....maybe with a small strip of a darker fabric between the corners and the main large block.
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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.