Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Wrapping Things Up

     I finished machine quilting my Artprize piece last weekend and wanted to sink in to a really long nap. I procrastinated on the last twenty inches of the machine quilting and it just made it more painful. I will leave tomorrow for Michigan and can't wait to see it all spread out. I don't have anywhere here to hang it or block it in the way I like to. It is back in it's ziplock bag for a 15 hour ride home and I feel at this point it could write it's own little book about it's journey this summer. :)

     As my reward, I got out the dyes and, as a friend said, dyed a little more rainbow in my backyard here in VT. And even got them ironed and ready to use this fall.

     I tried flat dyeing again as I wanted some really deep colors and wondered if I could get it by flat dyeing rather than over dyeing. It was really messy to clean up but I think it might have worked.


     And a few strands of floss for winter stitching.

     Even though dyeing is labor intensive, I always feel as if all this color is a reward to me.


  1. Looks like fun. Can't wait to see the flat piece. Purples and greens are my colors too. Sad to leave VT but always good to get home...

  2. Colleen, I am eager to see your Artprize quilt. I'm planning on making Labor Day weekend of fabric dyeing. Need to think about some colors..... Have a safe trip home.

  3. It is fun to see you flat dyeing too. I need to get out and do one last batch but I have one more deadline to make first.

    Your colors are lovely.