Thursday was a long day
I started moving at 8am yesterday and I didn't sit down until about 6. It was a long day but a really, really good day.
First off, I did get 2 more veterans quilts quilted but I ran out of energy when it came to trimming and photographing them. You'll have to wait until Monday for that.
I started the morning washing out all of our ice dyed fabrics. It took about 2 and a half hours to rinse everything and put them in various soaking bins then the water was changed several times during the day. We are both thrilled with the results.
Here's one of the big quilt backs. I spread it out in the driveway to let it dry a bit before I carried it through the house and to the basement for soaking. The color isn't quite true. It's not turquoise, it's more of a sky blue but I and over the moon with this one. Actually I'm over the moon with all three quilt backs from this batch. This one will be in the shop soon.
Anne came over about 11 and she got started quilting her picnic quilt. It's a small quilt so it only took her a couple of hours. I had gotten it loaded and basted the night before so she was ready to jump in with quilting. She used the Happy Times panto. It's a great panto for beginners.
Look at this awesome backing fabric! isn't is perfect for a picnic quilt?
While she was quilting I got the great idea to do ANOTHER batch of ice dyeing today!
Total insanity. But, why not.
I've gotten a few question from yesterday's ice dyeing post so I'll answer them next week as I'm pondering a brief tutorial on how I do ice dyeing.....which is different from the way some other people do it. There are lots of right ways to ice dye. It's good to experiment.
The bins were all set up and ready to go by 5 pm yesterday and then I didn't do much of anything else after that except to look forward to crawling into bed.
Today won't be quite so strenuous. I won't be doing prep work and wash out on the same day. I might even have some quilting time today.
Aside from ironing and photographing fabric, my weekend will be devoted to veterans quilts. The race is on to get to 20!
6/25/2021 10:15:09 pm
Love the result you got with that ice dyed fabric piece - perfect. Looking forward to reading your further notes on your process.
6/26/2021 07:29:34 am
That back is wonderful - but I doubt that I could put that on the BACK of a quilt. Or at least if I did that side would probably be "up" more than the other side.
Vicki in MN
6/26/2021 08:22:39 am
I love the results of the blue backing! I look forward to reading your tutorial. Not that I think I will ever do dyeing as I don't have any of the tools/supplies it takes and don't really want to get into something else. But it is fun to read your process. Hope you get your productive weekend;)
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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.