Monday, April 29, 2013

Quilt Makeover and Some Fun

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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