Monday, July 24, 2006

hand dyed chevron quilt





My small group has wonderful dyeing days, where we each chip in a number of procion dyes that we share. We gather in a member's yard and wow each other in our direct application dying. At the next meeting we show off our washed and ironed fabric and are inspired to cut into them.
This chevron log cabin was inspired by my friend Erica's quilt. I can't even remember what hers looks like anymore, but I love how this turned out. Cissie brought along some silk salts that I used on the fuchia that became the border. It was quilted by Suzette in a wonderful circle pattern. I gave it to my daugher for her eighth grade graduation. I used one of Jane Sassaman's fabrics for the back.

8 comments:

quiltpixie said...

what a wonderful way to showcase such lovely fabrics.

Sandra said...

I love the quilt - perfect for showing off those lovely hand-dyes! Looks like you all had a fab time at your workshop.

Judy said...

Bright and very, very pretty!! Love the backing almost as much as the front!!

ForestJane said...

A dye party sounds fun!

And the chevron quilt looks great. :)

Rosanne said...

Another winner! The colors are awesome!

Laura said...

Lynn this is great! Lucky daughter and I love the backing fabric you chose.

cher said...

fabulous colors...lucky daughter!

Tonya R said...

lovely quilt