Some dyeing and one more veterans quilt
I think I talked recently about a quilter's estate that was given to my quilt club recently. She had a roll of batting that I've cut up for veterans quilts and the stash is being shared throughout the group and several people are making veterans quilts with them. She also had a partial quilt on her design wall. Mom took those blocks and made two veterans quilts with them. This is one of them. We are fortunate that Pamela loved Kaffe Fassett prints! Another quilter is quilting the second one but I pieced a leftover piece of wide backing and pieced some batting that's made this one of the most economical quilts ever!
I quilted it with straight lines to complement the architectural print of the tan fabric. The turquoise backing looks nice with the Kaffe fabrics.
I've also been playing around with dyeing some tea towels. These are done by screen printing Jacquard Color Magnet on the fabric before dyeing. The screen areas pick up a lot of excess dye.
I even did some with shibori. I sent several of these to my friend, Carole, and she's using them as prizes for an event to collect placemats for Meals on Wheels. You can check it out on her blog. Doing these got me thinking that I might be able to do something as a fundraiser in my area for our local food pantry so I spent part of yesterday getting some tea towels screen printed, tied or clamped and read for dyeing. I'll have them to share early next week.
The granny square crochet is going very quickly especially while I"m listening to a book that I like. This is all of the partial purple skein. Next I'll add the white.
This weekend I need to do a lot more weed control but I want to spend most of my sewing time working on the cat quilt. Of course, we don't have plans to go anywhere......
4/10/2020 11:08:31 am
Seeing this post of your screen printed towels, I realized that the background was blue! When I saw them before (either on facebook or IG?) and asked a question about it, I thought the background was white and wondered how you did it. It's amazing that the images are so much darker than the background color. They are very pretty.
4/10/2020 02:14:34 pm
The quilt turned out beautiful! Very striking design! You sure are busy with a lot of different projects.
4/11/2020 08:23:31 am
If you decide to sell the towels, count me in :)
4/11/2020 08:52:09 am
The rich color on the Kaffe fabrics really plays nicely against the low volume background fabric.
4/18/2020 11:36:59 am
The colours in that quilt are eye catching (in a good way!). Our quilt guild does placemats for Meals on Wheels too with the emphasis being on Christmas themes. Each recipient of a meal during December gets one.
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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.