In January I spent a fabulous week with some special quilter friends at the DaDe Gallery on 9th Ave. in the Inglewood area of Calgary. The space is wonderful, full of beautiful light. On one of our days there we experimented with tea dying of cotton fabric. We had sample sizes of fabrics, some cut in 5" width of fabric strips and some pieces were in approx. 12" squares. We had many kinds of black and berry teas, resulting in all kinds of beautiful and natural brown and pink colors. Some of the teas we diluted with boiling water for a full color bath. Some of the berry teas we spread on the fabric, rolled it up, then covered it with a bit of boiling water to get a mottled effect. We heat set the dye with a hot iron after the fabric dried. Thanks, Connie, for a fun idea with such interesting results!
Sunday, 28 October 2012
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Monday, 22 October 2012
This is the completed quilt from the
project in Week 5.
Here is one of the links from Week 5 for more info:
For the complete pattern you will need this book:
Saturday, 20 October 2012
Friday, 19 October 2012
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
This 2 1/2" strip quilt top was done using
only warm colors and warm neutrals.
This was done with fabric from my scrap bag.
Compared to the 2 1/2" Strip Quilt from my last post,
which used every color from the scrap bag,
this has a much different and more coordinated look.
Using only the orange, red, and yellow tones
with brown and cream neutrals
will create this warm look.
Monday, 8 October 2012
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
We have a block exchange program at the Chinook Guild of Fibre Artists in Calgary.
Here are the blocks that I did this week.
made with the "Shiloh" Pattern.
This is a nice method using blocks for the corner pieces.