Tuesday, June 26, 2012

18th finish for 2012

THis is a small quilt I made with my dutch wax african prints with some hand dyes tossed in. It is about 40" x 49". I used a piece of the dutch wax for the back also. The fabric had some places where the blue dye was smeared, but it is fine for the back of another giveaway piece. For the binding, I used the black, white, and gold fabric that I think is perfect for binding. A couple of years ago when my friend Peg and I headed to Cincinnati to buy fabric when St. Thresa's Textile Trove was closing their store the first thing I grabed was a flat of this black, white, and gold print. They only had one 12 yard flat and it was mine! I can make a lot of binding with 12 yards!

The top thread was Connecting Threads Essentials in plum and the back is Essentials in Cornsilk. Warm and natural is the batting which I pieced together from my pile of scraps.

The back

I spent some time last evening cleaning up dust bunnies and sweeping the floor of the studio - it was quite a mess with all the quilting that has gone on this month. I did some laundry, folded towels, and wound bobbins for my next project.


Exuberant Color said...

I really like this African fabric quilt. You inspire me!

Vicki W said...

That's a really nice litle quilt. You are having a great year!

DanaJ said...

smaller, yet packs a punch.
Mighty quilty!

QuiltSwissy said...

I also like a black and whir binding for a vibrant quilt.