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A Swiss Cross Quilt for Baby Annalise!

Now that this quilt is received, (and loved!) by Annalise and her parents, I can show it off here! (The toughest part of making surprises for people who follow you on social media is not sharing snapshots of it along the way!)  To read more about the process, and why I’m making this quilt, please read yesterday’s post, but the Cliff’s notes of the story is that Liam’s trombone professor Jeremy Wilson at Vanderbilt is awesome, and he and his wife Kristi just had a baby girl named Annalise, and she needed a quilt! 🙂

So, here it is!!!! First the pictures I took the moment it was finished:

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In my “spare time” I’m making a large Scrappy Swiss Cross Quilt for my long neglected bed, I really love this simple pattern! Making this smaller version allowed me to test out one possible quilting pattern, a grid created by stitching 1/4″ on each side of the each cross. I really like it, and also realize that to do this on a queen size quilt that I’ll be quilting using my Quilt as You Go with No Sashing method will be difficult for second direction of quilting, so I’ve got more ruminating to do on that, but it was really quick to do on a baby size quilt! (This quilt is about 38″ x 50″).

Of course, the best part of any quilt to be used is the CRINKLY GOODNESS after it’s been washed and dried:

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Ah! So happy to have this one out in the world! Welcome Annalise!!!!

Testing the New Neutral Grey Dye Part 1

A couple of months ago,  a new Procion MX dye  was released that’s actually a pure grey – one single molecule is responsible for the color, rather than the mixtures that all grey and black Procion MX dyes have been up to this point. I finally got around to ordering some from ProChem and dyeing some different concentrations of it… Continue Reading

Studio Snapshots | Progress on Dyeing 100

We’ve been having absolutely incredible weather: a cool long morning, followed by bright sunny afternoons in the mid-80’s, absolutely PERFECT for dyeing! I’ve been taking advantage of this by working on my newest class, Dyeing 100: an Introduction to Dyeing with Fiber Reactive Dyes. It’s been awhile since I’ve set up my camera on the… Continue Reading