Monday, October 28, 2013

WIP - Chevron Quilt Kaffe Fassett Pattern

This is a work in progress: top finished, basting and quilting required.  I was so taken by this quilt that I purchased the fabric pack from Glorious Color and made it as specified with just one color substitution.  The pattern requires the use of a woven, reversible fabric. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Shibori Fabric Dyeing - Part I

Here are some bits of cotton pre-Shibori dyeing, post stitching.  According to Wikipedia, Shibori is a "Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing it, or capping. Some of these methods are known in the West as tie-dye."  

I took a class at the City Quilter here in NYC with Susan - fabulous experience - and here are a few of the before shots of the fabric manipulation before dyeing.  It's labor intensive and takes longer than one might expect, aka don't wait until the night before to start.  The results are really stunning though.  

Photos of the finished product to follow.  

Friday, October 4, 2013

Baby Kimono Sweater

Above is a wee baby sweater that I made as a gift for a co-worker, or rather for his baby girl.  More details about the pattern can be found on Ravelry.  It's a fabulous pattern that I've made many, many times - examples here on my previous blog.  The construction is brilliant, making for an easy fit and

Here are the pants I paired it with from Baby Gap, part of their Diane von Furstenberg collection last Summer.