Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Quilting fiddle head ferns

After setting a couple of weeks in a jar with cochineal, Osage orange and annanetto I opened the jar and added a couple teaspoons of washing soda (to bring out more orange color), heated it gently for an hour and let it stand over night. This morning I washed out the wool. This is the dramatic colors I achieved for the Sun/Moon quilt.

I love all the mottled colors.
The fabric is wet so it will dry a little lighter.

At night I'm still working on my wool quilt. This past week it's been the fiddle head ferns brought to life with hand-quilting. They are so cute they look like little soldiers in a line.

A few more to quilt.


Anonymous said...

Love how orange the wool turned out!! Keep quilting... my quilt is finished, have moved onto my next UFO, such a big pile, it will be years before mine is done! Deb C

Peggy said...

Amazing, gorgeous color, Kathy! I would be absolutely thrilled to have an outcome like that. And I love those fiddlehead ferns. xx

Deb Hardman said...

I'm afraid the fiddleheads in my yards are more likely to be eaten than used for dyes. They are good,

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