Saturday, May 20, 2006

Dyed Quilt Batting

These are 2 quilts I've made with hand dyed batting as a feature in the quilt. Quilting Diva Laura had made a comment about this on my design wal post. The detail photo above is the truer color for this Aussie challenge quilt, which I have shown here before.
The piece below was our Fiber Festival Chinese block challenge. The blocks were blue & white bear paw blocks that I over dyed, & stamped with copper paint...hey, maybe I am really a dyer!
The border on this piece is more quilt batting, that I dyed, & left exposed, because I liked the texture. I gave this to my friend Kathy because it goes with her house, she has it hanging on her wall. I also turned the blocks inside out on this piece, because the color was better from the wrong side, so it has raw edges. It's a fun piece.

4 comments:

KCQuilter said...

Oh, wow, is that ever beautiful! I need to explore dyed quilt batting. I think it was Quilting Arts mag that had info on that.

diva of quilts said...

Thanks for sharing those! They are so fun to look at and they look like they were fun to make too.

Allison said...

This is really original...and that is hard to be in this age of Quilting Arts clones. I love the look, the concept, the color, everything about it. Bravo!!!

Joyce Livingston--a true romantic at heart! said...

Hi, Deb...I see you are a quilter. You might want to check out my blog: www.joycelivingston.blogspot.com Yesterday, I began posting a quilt block a day, and will be posting them daily for the next several weeks. Also, you might pass this word on to others. Up until I began to be published in inspirational romance fiction, I traveled the country lecturing and teaching on quilting, and I've had numerous articles in quilting and craft magazines. By the way, I love your pics. PRETTY!

Joyce Livingston, author
My lastest book, THE WIDOWS' CLUB, a women's fiction novel is on stores now.
www.joycelivingston.com