I was invited to a baby shower this past weekend and didn't have time to start a new project so I thought I would dig up something from the past. I found this snow dyed mandala baby quilt that I made before I had my longarm. It is cotton on the front and fleece on the back.
I think when I put this together I felt it was kind of gender neutral, which was good as I have been invited to showers where you don't yet know if it's a boy or a girl. This time the baby boy was here and I felt the quilt just had too much pink. I decided to give over-dyeing a try. After a brief phone consultation with my dyeing partner Kathy
, we decided that a brown overdye might be a safe bet. We decided on a deep brown from our last round of joint experiments
that was made up of orange and navy dyes. The results were not what I expected...GREY?? But it wasn't pink or purple so I could live with it.
I was headed in the right direction, but decided that my simple outline quilting was no longer enough, so onto the longarm it went.
I just started doodling and this is what happened.
A little personalization for a finishing touch.
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