Silhouette Dragonflies

Silhouette Dragonflies is finally done.  It has a saga behind it.  I created a Snow Dyed Yard of Fabric about Four years ago.  It hung in my studio until this Spring.  Had some ideas but never seemed to have the time to make anything out of it.  Then I saw Silhouette Dragonflies by Diane McGregor (Yes, you can find it on my Website).  I ordered it on a Thursday, it arrived on Monday and I had the unfinished top in my booth on Friday.  It just makes me happy to see the finished Wallhanging.  Please note it can also be used as a table runner.
Please be aware that with Snow Dyed Fabrics no two pieces are ever the same.  I dye three yards of fabric in one pile of snow, sometimes they come out looking like cousins, other times they look like they are from different planets.  And trying to create a repeat is really an exercise in futility, it never works.  My suggestion is, find a Snow Dyed piece that speaks to you and go from there.

It’s That Time Again

Yes, it is snow dying time again.  We ended up with a couple of inches and that means it is time to snow dye.  I love watching the snow melt and the colors happen.  The above pile of snow received a rainbow of dye colors.

Greens, Blues, and Yellows, I think.  Once they start to melt it can be a challenge to figure out what colors I used.
Ever wondered how Over Dying happens?  I elevate my drip trays about 1 to 1 1/2 inches, using scrap lumber.  I should note that everything gets dye on it, so the scrap lumber now stays in my studio.  Melted snow changes and varies in color, surprises happen.
Fire – Red, Orange, and Yellows are ready for their rinse.
Earthtones ready for their rinse. Grass, twigs or gravel do not affect the color.
Snow Dyed Orange Rainbow
Over Dyed Kingdom Idd
Snow Dyed Purple Fan
You can see more Snow Dyed and Over Dyed pieces on my website.

Wysong T-shirt Quilt Finally!

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.

Snow Wonderland

Miss Molly loves snow and if you think she is patiently waiting, we have already been for our walk and sh want to go again.  We were without power last night, read books, went to bed and woke up to power and snow.
I love how snow adds depth and dimension to everything.  Filled up the birdfeeder, like to keep our feathered friends happy in the snow.
Amazing how the flakes stick to just about everything.
Yes, this means I will be snow dying today!

Inspired to Create!

Playing_With_SnowI have posted this wall-hanging before.  But just to recap many of you said you couldn’t cut you Snow Dyed Fabric.  I chose the fabric and my sister Karen put this together for me.  And many of you have fallen in love with the idea.  Recently I was delighted to see what was inspired by a yard of Snow Dyed Fabric and the Pavers pattern.

Snow_Dyed_QuiltKarin Rainer calls her creation, “Can’t Cut That Fabric”.  I think I’m in LOVE!  Now I have all sorts of new ideas rolling around in my head.  Just wait and see.

Snow Dying Wonderland

Yes, we had snow for a month.  It started with beautiful fluffy powder.  Then it hung around and turned into ice, also referred to as Cascade Concrete.EvergreenWe even ended up with some beautiful Hoar Frost.
FrostI put all of that hard icy snow to good use.  You guested it, Snow Dying.
Snow_PileYep, my pile of yet to be ironed Snow Dyed Fabrics.  WOW!  I did create some beauties.  You can find them on my website.  I am still ironing and will be adding more to tempt you.