Here’s the washed out, unpressed pile of dyed fabrics from the other day. Most were overdyes of past mistakes and quite a few came out very much improved.
But my dilemna continues with what to DO with them after I make them! It’s so much fun to do the dyeing, but it’s not so easy to find a good way to use them…at least for me. Are they too “precious” to use? I don’t think so. I think I just have a hard time combining them both with commercial fabrics and even with each other.
What I believe I will try is a more traditional quilt pattern that I like, probably add a little improv twist, and make a full size quilt with hand dyes. That doesn’t sound too terribly hard, does it? I just know myself enough to realize that it will be hard to select and start sewing…because I’ll get distracted by some pretty piece of fabric and go off on a tangent with another project and forget what I was doing in the first place! But my intentions are good this time and I’m going to try very hard to GET A BED QUILT FINISHED!
Uh-oh—-here’s a distraction before I even finish this blog! I think the embroidery floss that I dyed might have some good potential. It’s still wet in the photo, but the colors look very promising. Might have to try them out…..no-no-no! Use up some hand dyes first!
I don’t think I’ll ever use this much “Caribbean color” if I live to be 200!
Too much stuff–it’s getting overwhelming…must get cutting and sewing. You know, even if I only make some quilt tops and don’t get them quilted right away, at least the fabric will be used up. Yep…must get cutting and sewing!
There WILL be something to show in the next blog, because I won’t emerge from the studio until I succeed!