Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New wool quilt

I've been trying to think of a way to use my wool fabric that I dye printed leaves on without having to cut it up into small pieces. I saw on a blog http://paintspinknit.blogspot.com/ last week a lady used her printed silk to make a quilt and shaw somewhat in this manner (without the lattice in between the blocks). I've just started laying it out, (everything will be cut even and I have many more blocks to dye print), I want it to be a good size quilt or blanket for the top of the bed.


Close-up of the top half (so far).



The bottom (so far). I think I'll applique some wool leaves throughout on the lattice.
Next on the list I'm going to try dye printing persimmons. I read you get a beautiful yellow dye we'll see if it leaves a nice image.

Last night was my Herb Society meeting, this is the historical home we meet in. It was built in the late 1800's by a lumber Barron. It's a beautiful place with lots of hand carved fireplace mantles, stair railings, and trim.



Across the street is the old college built around the same time, now it is a office building with a great clock tower.




Our herb lecture last night was "Mustard", who knew there could be a whole lecture on the history and uses for mustard. It was very interesting with great home made mustard dips to try .




Our refreshment table was full of different dishes using mustard.




The table was decorated with an antique linen table runner with hand-made lace over a red table cloth. Placed throughout were old mercury glass hearts.




And a old celluloid heart box that the owners great-aunt received as a gift years ago with a watch inside.





A couple more mercury glass hearts.





I made some herb cards with left over fabric from my table runners. There are a few ill members I'm mailing them to.










2 comments:

Deb H said...

Oh my gosh, the fabrics & strips look beautiful together.

If you do it as just a top, so it's reversible, will you do flat felled seams for the piecing?

Was that the Hackley House? The decorations are great. I lovethe design on the old celluloid heart.
It would make a nice quilting design.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

I'm not sure of the flat felled seams for piecing as I want to piece it by hand, I think I'll do a blanket stitch that lays flat in the seams, then it will be a reverseable blanket with leaf prints tumbling on both sides.
The home was the Torrent House, Hackley's buddy.

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