My Friend Simone loves my Snow Dyed Fabric. I am always excited to see what she has created, even better if she is using some of my fabric. So happy she thought to send a photo of the fabric before she got too far.
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.
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.
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.