Sunday, May 6, 2012

Doll Quilt with Piped Binding

Piped Binding on a Doll Quilt

The doll quilt is a service project for one of the guilds that I belong to.  I decided to experiment with a couple of new techniques.  One was piped binding.  It was not difficult and I like the way it turned out.  Best of all, no hand sewing!

Love the duck with sunglasses and the bright red balloon in the border fabric!  This type of binding was very easy to do, but I was careful to be accurate in my cutting, pressing and sewing.  I will certainly use this again, especially on a small quilt!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hand Dyed fabric preview

Hand Dyed fabrics from last weekend.  We tried several different techniques including a color wheel, gradations (mine were purple on white-on-white fabric), 2-color run (yellow to blue for me) along with a 2-layer jelly jar technique on a different white-on-white to coordinate.  Also, a couple of shaker-of-salt fabrics, another 2-layer jelly jar and an ice-dyed piece.  I think  I ended up with 34 pieces.