Monday, August 24, 2009

August Week 3: Wheels of Time III, 6x6"

I've finished my August quilts using my rust dyed fabrics. Many of the fabrics I used are repurposed--fabric cut off the bottom of curtains, etc. I've also used some vintage textiles that I picked up at Goodwill and garage sales.

I'm enjoying the techniques that I'm using, just layering the fabric and then sewing. I think it fits the more ethereal nature of this fabric. I also really enjoyed using the napkin edges on the vintage linens.

August Week 4: Wheels of Time IV, 6x6"

I've struggled with knowing how to quilt these quilts. Quilting too heavily makes it seem too fussy. I have a 2" steel washer that's been hanging out on my design wall, and as I was working on this quilt today, I looked up and thought, "Ah-ha." I drew around the washer and then quilted those lines. I like the look, and I think that it will translate well into the larger quilt I'll be working on soon (Well, as soon as I start working big again).

2 comments:

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Are you rust dyeing colored fabric? Inquiring mind would like to know.

LaughingLG said...

Rhoda, I'm overdyeing fabric after I've rusted it. Thanks for asking.