Sunday, March 30, 2014

More Fun Piecing

This method of piecing that I recently learned is lots of fun.  I am continuing to use the hand dyed fabrics along with more salvaged shirt fabrics.
I am really happy to save the shirt fabrics.  There are also some buttons piling up since it is difficult to discard perfectly good buttons. (have you priced buttons lately???)

Saturday night, I pulled out a piece of the hand dyed fabric and almost said "I can't cut into this!"  I mean really.  Just look at this piece- it is two pictures but it was one long piece of fabric.

"fire" fabric



 But I was courageous and started cutting.  Then I started piecing it with the shirt pieces. Rather than just a blue pinpoint oxford, I decided to use a very pale yellow with a pattern that is barely there.

 Wow!  It made me so happy to mix up the background pieces. You know that I can't follow any muse but my own. The total solid background on this just wasn't going to work for me.  Ha ha.  Not to mention that I had a limited amount of the blue. I think it really kicked it up a bit



What do you think?  And don't you love the hand dyed "fire" fabric.  I have no idea what Vicki calls that particular coloring but it has a great "wow" factor in person.  *edit note: Vicki says that this is the Sundance Gradient. 

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7 comments:

  1. Her fabric really has a wow factor. I have some other fabric in blue and black that are graduations. Look like a cloudy and sunny day skies.

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  2. These are cool! That particular fabric is the waste fabric from the Sundance gradient.

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  3. Beautiful! What a wonderful way to highlight the hand dyed fabric.

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  4. I would also have hesitated to cut onto that fabric, especially the one with purples. But what you did with it is so special, and you know I'm loving this non-pattern, ummmmm, pattern! The price of buttons these days is indeed high, just keep saving them!

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  5. Great job Gene...with cutting into the fabric and the creative results. Love both!!

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  6. Love both pieces. I probably would have just put that pretty piece away. I have some that I just keep saving for that reason.
    Keep piecing.

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  7. looking good, and I have made allot of quilts from mens shirts-I pick them up at the resale shops for less than a dollar usually and only buy the xxl on up-lots of fabric for the price.
    when I made my first gradation of hand dyes-beginners luck-they turned out so gorgeous-I just couldn't cut into them for a few years later-so I know the feeling
    I save all the buttons too

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