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Marbled Red is back!

Hand Marbled Red is back.  This is one of my consistent best selling colors.  It is that amazing dark rich Blue based Red.  You will find them all on my website.
Red Dragon Wings
Red Feathers
Red Freestyle
Red River Rocks
Red Waved Icarus

Ochre Dragon Wings
Ochre Feathers
Ochre Freestyle
Ochre River Rocks
Ochre Waved Icarus

Here are some of my new marbled color in all designs.
Cherry in Dragon Wings
Cherry Feathers
Cherry Freestyle
Cherry River Rocks
Cherry Waved Icarus

Several years ago my dear friend Mary asked for assistance with making a T-shirt quilt for her husband Jeff.  The majority of the T-shirts were from Alaska so Mary wanted to use my snow dyed fabric.  We spent the afternoon selecting several yard sized pieces that went well together.
Might I say at this point that Mary is not a quilter and had no idea what she was getting into.  We started by stabilizing the t-shirts and then arranging them for the quilt top.  As we lived four hours apart Mary found help in her area for assembling the quilt top.  She sent me a sample of the color for the drops and I created a custom hand dyed color for the quilt.
Mike & I just made a trip to Montana to visit Mary & Jeff.  While admiring the quilt I noticed that not all of the basting had been removed.  I thought that it was only appropriate that I finish the quilt Mary and I had started.  It turned out beautifully.

Not all Reds are the same.

If you have ever asked for help finding the perfect Red, you will know the first thing I will ask you is “Blue or Orange based Red?”  I thought it was time that I explained just what that means.  Above you will see three Reds, Cherry Red, Scarlet and Emotion Red.  All three of the Reds are hand dyed using the same amount of dye, the same fabric and dyed on the same day.  Can you see the change in tone?  Cherry Red has the most Orange tone to it, thus is an Orange based Red.  Scarlet is a deeper Red but still, has that warm Orange undertone and is an Orange based Red.  Emotion Red has a cool undertone, deeper and richer, Blue based Red.

First Day of Marbling!

Big sigh!  Today was the first day of Marbling in almost a year.  A bit shaky at first, then muscle memory took over.  Happy Dance is in order.

I chose Sun as the first color this year because it makes me happy.

You will be able to view the different designs on my website in about sixteen days.  Why so long?  The fabric must cure for two weeks, wash, dry and iron, followed by scanning, watermarking, edit and adding to site.

Sad to say I selected and put a new Featured Fabric on my website and then space cadeted and forgot to post on FB and Blog. Just catching up. Scarlet in Dragon Wings Design. Scarlet is an orange based red, Dragon Wings design was named by you.

Been using all of that wonderful snow to dye fabric.  I have just over 200 pieces dyed, now the ironing begins.  It takes a while.  I watch DVD’s while ironing, stocked up at the library before all of the new snow arrived.  Hope to have new pieces on my website soon. 

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