Thursday, August 27, 2009

More Dyed Fabric Pics...and a nice surprize!

I have another picture of the cool fabrics I dyed in my class last week with Nancy Kimpel. As I mentioned before, we dyed one fabric in one color (the yellow), did some dye diluting (the greens) and then used two colors on one piece of fabric (the green and yellow together). I have all sorts of stuff in my head for which I can use these.

Also, a few weeks ago, I offered two Unlimited Possibilities magazines to the first person who sent me an email. The winner was Janice Paine-Dawes, an art quilter from Arkansas, . She (being the sweet person that she is!) then sent me a package chock full of fun things: tulle, FQs, embroidery floss, vintage rick-rack (which is the most fabulous warm gold...) and a length of gold trim cut from an Indian sari. That trim was perfect for my tea quilt. Thanks so much, Janice!


  1. Toni, she's beautiful, and I love the fabrics you've used! I can't believe this is your first portrait quilt - excellent!

  2. Thank you so much for the kind words, Cathy. I have done a couple oil paintings in the distant past, so I'm a little familiar with faces. This was different, though...

  3. How wonderful that you were inspired by the work of a woman. The quilt is way too good to be the work of a newbie! Glad you could use some of the bits I sent you.