Sunday, March 10, 2013

gorgeous colors

I love quilting with bright beautiful hand-dyed fabrics. I received a box of scraps from a marvelous dyer (& quilter, too), Vicki from Field Trips in Fiber. She graciously sent me her scraps and I have made this quilt for our guild charity, Senior Services. This was such fun to piece!

 Vicki's scraps included tiny little triangles, orphan blocks, and strips. It was like pouring a rainbow out of the box! I began by grouping the scraps into similar size/shape piles. I did take my time, as these colors were so vivid and rich, it was a joy to separate and press them.
 I FMQ-ed this with a large, open swirl, using variegated thread and backed it with a batik from our guild stash. I still have more tiny triangles and a great stack of pre-cut tumbler shapes. (she must have a die-cutter, those little notches make piecing these shapes a breeze!) Those will go into a future charity quilt.
It measures 42" square. We have received feedback from the organization, they love the quilts! The recipients are so happy to receive them. As I make these charity quilts, I am hoping the recipient feels the love I pour into it. (corny, but true!) So a very special shout out and sincere "Thank You" to Vicki.
And if you are in the market for hand-dyed fabrics (she custom dyes backs too!) visit Vicki's shop!

11 comments:

Colleen said...

This is amazing!

Laura Davies said...

Wow!

Vicki W said...

THAT IS AWESOME!!!

Ania said...

Beautiful. Love colors. Thanks for introducing Vicki's shop. I love her fabrics. New place to shop.:-)

Jenny Lyon said...

Stunning! You did a fabulous job with these colors!

April's Creations NC said...

The colors are great! I'm sure whoever gets this one will love it...

Jen said...

Awesome! It's such a good feeling knowing these will be appreciated, I also hope they feel the love!

Debra Spincic said...

Great looking quilt! Awesome teamwork there with Vicki's fabrics.

vickievanphd said...

Wow, great job. very creative. I am sure the recipient will love it
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Patti said...

I came over from a link on Vicki's blog. You did an outstanding job with those scrabs!

Marian said...

Love what you did with Vicki's scraps, and I know you had fun with those colors. This quilt will brighten many a day for someone!