Saturday, 5 April 2014

That elusive colour - again

I've been sitting here thinking about making a quilt for the Guild challenge for the next Festival of Quilts, and have come up with a design I rather like.  More 'modern' than anything I have done before - lots of white areas which will have to be quilted.  The theme for the challenge is 'In My Garden' and I have a vision of blue flowers on the white background.  In my head the blue is that wonderful blue from the hibiscus that I chose last year; and of course I need to do some dyeing to get the right fabric.  So thank you Heather for all your hard work last year trying to find the perfect dye combination!!  I've ordered a silk/bamboo fabric from Whaley's and shall attempt to dye it with Heather's recipe.  Fingers crossed!!  I would have loved to try it with snow dyeing, but not only do I know that blues do not work with cold temperatures, but we have had no snow at all this year, and are now well into spring anyway.  I'll let you know how I get on!



  1. Such a useful color,indeed. Good luck with your project.If you would like some of our snow we still have plenty to spare. Dreaming of daffodils!!¡!!!!!

  2. So looking forward to hearing about your results, and to seeing the finished piece. It is a gorgeous colour! I have grown to love it, in spite of initial skepticism.

  3. Sounds intriguing. Have fun with it. You can always dye with ice cubes, eh.

  4. Good luck, Linda F. I look forward to seeing the finished piece. Are you doing anything for the CQ challenge: Dislocation?