Friday, October 17, 2014

Whoop! Whoop! 10.17.2014

I finished up quite a few of my projects from retreat!

Whoop! Whoop!

First up: I finally made a cover for Baby…my workhouse Brother sewing machine! I did a batch of ice dyeing and this tshirt I spiraled and place it under the main piece rack or in the *muck* as the dye-ers call it.

Second: I had brought this 3 yard kit from Fabric Cafe at the Madison Quilt Show in September. When you buy a 3 yard kit…then you are able to choose a pattern and this one intrigued me.

This is the back. I ice dyed this. My DD had mixed together my Tulip dyes of olive green, brown and black so I simply crinkled the backing, place it on a little rack, sprinkled the dye on the fabric and placed ice over it all.  Then I waited…til the ice melted then cured for 24 additional hours. I really like the coloring on this piece of muslin. I want to dye more but as we head into winter…the dye process needs to be indoors. Not sure that is happening. (needs temperature of 70 to dye with good results or so I've read!)

Third: A Batman quilt for a friend of DD's that recently moved away. Another 3 yard kit from Fabric Cafe but I added a border to make it bigger.

Fourth: A Snowboarder quilt. I simply framed out 6.5 inch blocks with 2.5 inch strips, rainbow style.

Fifth: I completed this crumb quilt to a flimsy this week. I had gotten most of the green blocks done on the Sunday of retreat and found blue blocks in my blue box…score! So it went together pretty fast.

Sixth: I finished up the group project table runner.












Whew! Thanks for hanging in with this long post!

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict 

and

Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts

5 comments:

Nancy said...

Fantastic finishes! I love the 3-yard pattern that you selected: it made two good-sized quilts. The green and blue crumb blocks look wonderful together. Nice job!

Karen said...

Wow! Busy week for you! I've never tried ice dying - very interesting. Love the table runner.

Kate said...

You've been busy ... I love that table runner!!

Casandra said...

My goodness! What a lot of finishes! What's next up? They're all great but that table runner is my favorite--my colors!

Judy S. said...

Never heard of ice dyeing, but you sure got interesting results. You've been very busy while we were gone. Finally catching up on blogging and bet that Madison quilt show was a nice one.