I'll admit, this week I have very little to show. I did go stark raving mad buying Kona yardage in glorious greys, mostly for future backings, I didn't actually take a picture of them!
I did however, sink a large chunk of cash buying a roll of Warm & Natural Batting! My last roll was running thin! It was on sale at Joann's and with an extra 20%, I had to jump on it! The convenience of having batting on hand at all times is wonderful! I stick with Warm & Natural, which is my preferred brand, it works for nearly all my quilts as long as they aren't white!!
This roll should last a while! The roll is queen size: 90" x 40 yards.
I may not have new fabric to hoot & holler about this week, but I will!! Since my stash of Hand Dyed fabric has dwindled to nearly nothing, it was time to bust out the dye, buckets and gloves! If you can picture a mad scientist...that's how I work while dyeing fabric!
The first squirt is the best! I love watching how it spreads out in the water! Hand dyeing isn't for everyone. For me, I enjoy getting unique colors and textures. While you certainly can (and many do) use one dye color per bucket, I never have. I like to mix my colors. Blue, with a touch of red, a squirt of yellow and a dash or orchid! My concoctions almost never fail me!
These are soaking in a cold water bath. Once most of the bleeding stops, they get a nice hot bubble bath!
I like an humongous variety in color. After the first piece of white fabric hits the dye water and goes through the one phase of soaking, I add another piece and get a completely different shade. Viola! Two for one!
For those who need a little 'bling', I will share the Michael Miller Glitz Fabric bundle. Gold and black, silver and white! Polka dots to boot!
The Quiltcon Fabric Challenge, is upon us! Guess it's time to put on my thinking cap! Are you participating the the challenge? And do you have a plan?