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May 20, 2020
Playing with Projects and a Flimsy from Indigo Threads

Well, I finally have a "first finish"!  This quilt top is now a flimsy. This is the Rail Fence pattern from Sujata Shah's book "Cultural Fusion Quilts".

Rail Fence quilt
56 inches square
I started this quilt way back in April of 2016.   You can read about it here.  This project got put on the back burner a few times since 2016, but I finally decided it's time was now and got it put together.  The i-sew-lation is at least good for getting some projects done.  I am very happy to get it to this stage.

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November 11, 2019
Another Favorite Houston Exhibit from Humble Quilts

I came across this lovely indigo exhibit and it really was inspiring! Quilting in Japan has always been so completely perfect and over the top, which I appreciate, but I'm not necessarily inspired by it- thee was something different about these quilts. 
If you haven't heard of many Japanese quilters, let me introduce you to the
 indigo work of Shizuko Kurohah. 







This was one of my favorites. It was so unusual and unique.
She had to have designed it on paper ahead of time to make this amazing design work. I think you can click to zoom more ...

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November 6, 2019
Shibori Indigo Dyeing at Morikami Museum And Japanese Gardens from madebychrissied

Shibori Indigo Dyeing At Morikami by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Who doesn't love the indigo fabric?  The Japanese classic blue and white is a firm favourite with sewists and quilters alike.
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October 16, 2019
Sugaridoo / Bernina Quilt Along ~~ fabric pull from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


At the last Baton Rouge Modern Quilt Guild meeting I decided to join in the Bernina / Sugaridoo Quilt Along. It was easy to settle on an indigo and off-white colors scheme. I've been collecting those indigo fabrics long enough. Someone suggested a touch of yellow, mustard perhaps. Hmm, mustard. Wait, mustard, I like that!

I wanted to post pictures of my fabric pull on Instagram (#sugaridooberninaqal #Mettlerthread), so I started by pulling out all the indigo pieces. There are more than enough. I guess I've been collecting for a while. I chose five to begin with. 

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April 2, 2019
2018 – Delectable Yellow from Lotus Cove Quilting

I just realized that I hadn’t posted on this blog about the quilt I made last summer for my daughter, who is now a junior at SUNY Geneseo, majoring in Art History. The school’s colors are blue and white, so it doesn’t completely match.

Long enough for her dorm bed, this was made from indigoes and yellows from my stash, using a modified Delectable Mountains block and free motion quilted on a longarm. While I hoped to make a dent in the dark blues, my stash is still blue-heavy.
2018 Delectable Yellow
2018 Delectable Yellow detail 3
2018 Delectable Yellow detail 2
2018 Delectable Yellow detail 1
This was before I bought my longarm, so ...

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April 28, 2015
Indigo Dyeing Day from Marianne Bos - Quilt Artist

Its been a very long long time since I have blogged but I am just soo excited to tell you what I have been up to today!

A lady (who met me a while ago at a fair) contacted me and asked if I would help her do some Indigo dyeing with her for a quilt she was making.  Like, how fast could I say yes!!!

Anyway today Kay came over to my house and we broke out the indigo and got to the dyeing. She was dyeing linen.

We pleated, folded, wrapped and rubber banded.






It comes out of ...

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