Tuesday, November 13, 2012

What I am Working On

I know that I have been quiet, but I have not been idle. Currently I am taking a course with Elizabeth Barton at Quilt University. The course is called Dyeing to Design.

The first thing we dyed was a gray gradation. I was really pleased with my results.

Then we had to make a monochromatic quilt with these fabrics. I chose to do a forest scene with trees and shadows.  I am at the point where I will be sewing down the fabrics and then quilting it. What I liked about doing this quilt was that I only had a few fabrics to work with. Usually I am tearing apart my sewing room looking for the "perfect" fabric to use. This time I only had 8 fabrics to use. This was so much better than the usual fabric hunt that creates a huge mess in my sewing room. The quilt is 16 inches by 20 inches. 

Of course this is from Lesson 1. We are now on Lesson 4 in the class so I am a bit behind.  I have dyed some more fabric. I decided to create an analogous color scheme of yellow-green, green, blue-green, and blue. Since I took this photo I have dyed some lighter fabrics to add to this mix.

Thanks for reading....back to more dyeing!



  1. I'm impressed with your tree piece. Lovely gradations! I'm a big fan of greys.

  2. Again, wonderful use of greys to evoke a forest in the dead of winter. I'm glad you are dying fabrics, and more importantly, actually using the fabric. Wonderful.


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