Monday, October 06, 2008




Progress...
Ain't it a blast? I actually finished the tied-dyed quilt! Quilted and bound. It's in the dryer now- trying to make it softer- that "Warm and Bond" was so stiff, that puppy could have stood in the corner all by itself! Thanks to Grant for dying it for me, I finally have a queen size quilt for my bed! We used to have a king bed, but that was just a ridiculous waste of space, so we scaled down to a queen- but all I had was king-sized quilts. No problem? Oh, yeah, it really was. The things were so big, they kept sliding off the side of the bed. Of course, this quilt is a bit loud for my tranquilt blue and brown bedroom, but I love it just the same. Oooo... wouldn't a blue and brown tie-dyed be cool?
The little table runner is for my dresser. I had some civil war repro fab that was callin' to me. It wasn't enough to do much with- just a few fat quarters, so I added a touch of hand-dyed blue and made a few blocks just for the fun of it. Then I practiced my Mactavish and my Stitch-in-the-ditch on it- still need a whole lot more practice, but it's just for me and hey, who are we kidding? It'll be covered in clutter shortly, anyway! hope everybody is making some kind of progress, today!

4 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

the tie dyed quilt will be a real ray of sunshine in your room! Bound to provide lots of smiles.

teelduo said...

the quilt is BEAUTIFUL!

Julia said...

Wow, my sister would love that quilt. Orange and yellow are her favorite colors. I wish that I could see the quilting better.

Your Mactavishing looks pretty good to me. Did you do it on your long arm or on your domestic machine? I haven't tried any of that yet.

Laura said...

Wow the tie dye quilt is awesome! Great job on the quilting. I hope it isn't so bright that it keeps you up at night!