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Fabric Dyeing

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(photo Liz Wong)

With all the recent energy and press for Claudia Gomez' fabric dyeing classes, I was delighted to find a new site (thank you, Diane!) with a recent post on dyeing. Elizabeth at Oh, Fransson! posted photos and an overview of her latest venture with dyeing fabric on her blog in Sunshine Quilt Part One: Dyeing the Fabric. As she states, the post isn't a tutorial, but the pictures show the steps and make it look so fun and creative! Visit her site to see the images!

Do you have photos of your hand-dyed fabric? Why not share them on our Facebook page!

Sherilyn


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The October/November 2010 issue of The Quilter Magazine features a beautiful Autumn-inspired quilt by Wendy Sheppard. Wendy has numerous pictures (including close-ups) and details of the quilt on her blog, Ivory Spring. Be sure to view her post because her pictures really show the depth of her work on this project. She mentions that she used the Autumn into Winter collection from RJR Fabrics, and talks about her thread and batting choices, as well as her hand embroidery on the blocks. I think this is an issue that I need to purchase!

And what projects are you working on this Fall? Happy quilting!

Sherilyn


Spring Fabrics to Dream About

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I know. We're barely starting into Fall and I'm already mentioning the Spring fabrics. But these are just too pretty not to share, and why not start dreaming about the possibilities?

Me and My Sister Designs has a new line called Dilly Dally created for Moda. It will be shown in Houston and hopefully our local shops will have it available next Spring! Here's a preview of the turquoise colorway:

Dilly Dally turquoise.jpgTheir site has images of all colors and prints in the set.

Also from Me and My Sister Designs are a couple of patterns that would look so nice in their new fabric line:


  • Juliet Bag pattern - Besides the black and white model, here are photos from a recent class, showing other variations.

And Barb from Me and My Sister says Hi to all of us! (How nice!) So what other projects are you dreaming of?

New from Robert Kaufman

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Looking for a new project or need to add to your stash? Robert Kaufman Fabrics has a couple of new fabric collections that we will see in our local stores very soon.

Dr Seuss.jpgThe Cat in the Hat (a la Dr Seuss) is set to ship this month. The collection is created in primary colors plus black and white. Wouldn't these be great for a Read Me a Quilt project?


Mon Sheri Waves.jpgThe Mon Sheri collection ships to stores in October. Julie of Jaybird Quilts has a free pattern and video available on the Robert Kaufman site for her Mon Sheri Waves quilt. Julie uses a unique arrangement of Drunkard's Path blocks, easily assembled with the Curve Master sewing machine foot, and the resulting quilt does look like layers of waves. The Mon Sheri collection is fashioned with very trendy prints, in shades of rose, clay, and olive, with lots of white overlays.

Hopefully we'll see these in our local shop very soon! Happy Quilting!

Sherilyn



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