Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I spent this past weekend dyeing fabric and the third time's the charm!  I've been trying to figure out the proportions of the dye solutions so that I could create this color wheel.  It only took doubling everything to get these results.  Now, what to do with them ...

While I was trying to figure that out, I worked on the January swap block for the The 99 quilting bee, which is based on the book, Modern Blocks.  This block is called "It's a Stretch".

Great pattern, and relatively easy to do.  The trickiest part was making the sewing lines on the paper piecing pattern visible on both sides for accurate placement of the fabrics.  My sister is whiz at figuring out these things and printed the pattern on translucent paper on an inkjet printer, which worked really well.  Thanks sis! 


  1. lovely work on dying the fabric the block is pretty neat too,

  2. The dyed fabrics are gorgeous!