I am still quilting the multi colored piece I talked about in the last post. Hand quilting. It is taking so long, but I am getting better with every stitch. Still I needed a little pick me up -you know like a piece that would go a bit faster. So into the dye room I went. I had no idea if my indigo pot was still good, I’m so new at this indigo stuff. I scrunched up a piece of handkerchief linen and submerged it. About two minutes later here is what I got.
Yes that’s it! A whole cloth quilt just zipped up on the sewing machine! But I need a backing too. Another piece of linen, dyed with procion robin egg blue and golden harvest overdyed for just a few seconds in the indigo vat. about 30 seconds. I am happy.
I threw it into the washing machine before it had a chance to fully oxidize. Kind of cool what happened. I can’t wait to make my quilt sandwich.
Peter is peeling away more linoleum in the sewing room.