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).


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.