Sunday, July 24, 2016

I love quilting!

Staying inside, out of the oppressive heat as much as I can, and getting some major quilting done!


Friday, July 15, 2016

Strong orange isn't strong anymore

After dyeing the orange to blue gradation the other day, my results were so awful that I did another whole set yesterday.

I mixed Strong Orange and Intense Blue dye stock, then dyed a standard gradation. The first one I did is shown on the bottom here:

The fabric I used wasn't my usual dyeing stuff, it was some that I found in a bin in my cellar a while back.  It hardly took the dyes at all. So my next one was done with Testfabrics 400, it turned out better, but the orange is definitely washed out. Maybe my dye is just too old?

Not sure if I'll dye another set and mix up my own orange, using red and yellow, or just use these pieces for the project I have in mind...

Monday, July 11, 2016

July is for dyeing and flowers

It's been a while since I've dyed any fabric. I had made a pact with myself not to dye any more fabric until I've used at least half of what I had on hand...but I just had to do some today. It's been really hot, but it's cooled down to the 70s so I actually felt like doing something productive.

Here are my dyeing projects, a color wheel and a blue-to-orange gradation. I'll post finished pictures tomorrow after washing!

And flowers, all selected for their attraction to bees and butterflies, and can't forget the hummingbirds.

Friday, July 1, 2016

July is here!

I'm doing some posts over on And Then We Set It On Fire this month, head over there and check it out!