Hand-dyed Heaven

These past two weeks have put me in “hand-dyed Heaven”!!

One of my friends has a reputation for making marvelous hand-dyes!! Due to health reasons, she decided to get rid of most of her fabric and I was excited to be able to purchase the majority of her hand-dyes.

After I had washed and dried them, I started wondering exactly WHAT HAD I DONE…..

After several days of ironing and folding, I have three wonderful shelves full of special fabrics…..

I especially love the ones with these lines…..

There were several surprises mixed in and I can’t wait to figure out something special to use them for…..

These night skies are also intriguing!!!

I am so looking forward to using these in future projects!!!

…oh….if you need hand-dyes, just give me a call!!

Friend bearing gifts

Yesterday, one of my quilting friends, Anita (check out her blog here), came by to pick up her income tax returns, and (unlike most of my clients), came with thank you gifts in hand. She does some gorgeous hand dyes and brought these 5 half yard pieces to add to my stash. She had read on a previous blog post that I was missing light colors so she brought these to help fill in a bit.


They remind me so much of Spring and I cant wait to use them in some way.

Her husband, Bill, has been recently playing with Rust dyeing and has come up with some amazing designs. He sent about 15 pieces and told me to pick my favorite. There were several that I really liked, but this one grabbed my attention…….

I can see cutting out the “chain section” and bordering it with some cool piecing. Another idea to add to the “to-do” list.

Isn’t it wonderful to have such good friends!!!!!

Thank you Bill & Anita!!!!!