Thursday, September 24, 2015

More looking back

Here are a couple more quilts that were made BB - before blogging. This first one is named "It's not easy being green". I had bought some of this bright green fabric out in Charm at Charm Days in October 2000. I had taken it to quilt group and they looked at me like I was nuts when I said I was going to make a green quilt. I had a quilt made out of the fabric by the next meeting to show. Yes, there is a bit of purple in it, turquoise, and cobalt blue. I didn't buy enough different prints so I dyed a B&W striped fabric and a swirly design fabric to fill in. They came out a bit more yellow green, but fit in with the scheme. The quilt is 56" x 68", the block is called block party, and I free motion quilted it in a meander.

The next piece I made in 2009. I hand dyed the blue and green fabrics; the black and yellow are commercial fabrics.
It is 76" x 85" and free motion quilted. I used different Sulky rayon threads to quilt this improv piece. I used a facing style binding which matches the hand dyed back. I don't do those corner triangles any more when I do facing binding.


QuiltSwissy said...

It is so much fun to look back at our work. When I was first quilting there was no thought of dyeing pieces to fill in. You were ahead of your time!

Thanks for sharing those beauties.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I don't know what it is with people thinking a green quilt would be strange. I love green and have made many green quilts over the years. When I had a quilt shop in the mid 1980s people were amazed that I had green prints in my shop because the other shops didn't have them.

Vicki W said...

I love that second one! Do you remember that it was some aqua fabric that you dyed for me that got me interested in fabric dyeing?