Sunday, November 11, 2012

Winter is Here

What a difference a day makes.  Here is my Batik Diamonds Quilt on Friday afternoon.

   Here is it in the same spot today.

Winter really came overnight.  We have received at least a foot of snow and it hasn't quite stopped yet.

A picture of the front of my house.

There is a lot of this going on around town.

Thank goodness for a good snow blower.  My husband and a neighbor blew out six driveways and most of our cul-de-sac as we are not top priority on the city snow cleaning list!

But on the bright side fresh snow is the perfect opportunity to do some snow dyeing.  I decided to try to make a backing for a quilt I currently have under construction.   Here is a peek into my process.

 The snow had not finished melting before I went to bed so I had to wait until this morning to wash it out.

 It turned out more purple than blue, but I think it will still be usable.

Here are a few more pictures of the Batik Diamonds quilt.  It was made from an Island Batik roll and about another 20 strips from my stash. Why is it cornerless you may ask?  Well I just didn't have enough length in the strips to cut enough triangles.  I think it worked quite well this way. The sashing, binding and backing were one of my regular hand dyes (not snow dyed).  I used the Tickle Panto and I am very pleased with the resulting texture from the Quilter's Dream Puff Batting.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a bit jealous of all your snow as I would love to start snow dyeing again, but glad I'm not shoveling :)
    Your purple quilt turned out GREAT!!