Sunday, August 1, 2010

Playing is a slippery slope!!

It all started with some fabric dyes and a sunny day. I mixed, measured, slopped, poured, scrunched, squeezed and rinsed. Before I knew it, I had this ........................ yummy yummy stack of pretties! Then I thought to myself, just cut some strips off each one and play around a little bit.
My pile of strips became a pile of rectangles which became a pile of trapezoids (heh, heh, I used google to make sure I had the right term), which became long strips of wonky seams.


So I did this. But playtime wasn't over yet, I was sliding down that slope and couldn't stop. I played around my bookshelf and opened up Judy Laquidara's book, Weekend Quilts to get border ideas.
And that's when this happened! I still have three sides to go but it's been lots of fun.
This quilt started with no plans at all, just a desire to play around. No planning ahead, just following my whim. We never get too old to enjoy unstructured playtime. Have a great week!






13 comments:

beth said...

It ALWAYS begins simply! I love how it's turning out.

Barbara said...

Love this. beautiful color combination. I just love hand dyes.

QuiltSwissy said...

I want to come live with you. Can you send me directions?

glen: quilts and dogs

Lynn said...

The colors are gorgeous. Very impressive for just playing around!

PurplePickle said...

Beautiful work. You can be very proud. Have a great week.
Mary C.

Kim said...

I have never done hand dying....your colors are just delicious.........how long did this really take? How hard was it to cut into the fabric after all that work?

I'm really impressed with the quilt you created.

Happy sewing

WoolenSails said...

I love your idea of simple, lol.
What a beautiful quilt and colors.

Debbie

Kath said...

What marvellous fun!

CharlotteP said...

Great colours - a really hot summer quilt!

Nancy-Jane said...

Just beautiful.

Nifty Quilts said...

Oh my gosh, amazing! Great quilt!! I admire your courage to dye fabric. Looks like a fun, fun day.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

That is a beautiful stack of hand dyed fabrics! I'd love to know the method and supplies you used. I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

MamaT said...

I dyed some fabric last fall but haven't had the heart to cut into it. I think you've encouraged me to DO IT!