Monday, June 29, 2009

Dye A-Lot!

As you can see I have been doing a lot of dyeing lately!!! The FQ's are the result of a 6 gradient. There are 12 of the Salmon color because the first time I misread the "recipe" and ended up with a really weird color---so I rinsed them out and started over. The fabric was a dull grey after that, so in addition to redyeing them, I also dyed some fresh ones in case the color was strange. In the end the grey fabric ended up with a slightly darker color. I thought the blue would be a bit darker, but in the end it is okay. Pastels aren't "my thing", but I will of course find a use for them.

The next pieces are a result of following recipes and directions in "Color by Accident". The pictures were taken while the fabric was wet, so the colors will be slightly muted once the fabric is dried, but I really liked how they turned out. They are 1/2 yard pieces and I used old coffee cans (plastic ones) to dye them in. These will be nice in garments as well as in quilts. I took a vest class a while back from Rachel Clark and made a neat vest as a result---I think a couple of these fabrics would be nice in another vest like that. (I will have to post a picture of the vest at a later time).

On the quilt front, I am still working on the courthouse step quilt made from my dyes. I have 20 blocks done so I only need to complete 10 more. It is looking good!

Hope your day was as productive as mine. Hugs!


  1. You have some great pieces there I love your parfaits.

  2. Great fabric colors! I can't wait to see many possibilities with all of them that it is hard to choose, isn't it?


  3. Gorgeous fabrics! Wasn't it fun dyeing them?


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