Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What was I thinking!

It's horrible, just terrible, what was I thinking!

Okay, it's not that bad but it was an attention getter right?

What was I thinking telling Dan that I could go a year without buying fabric?? Don't get me wrong, it's not a will power thing. I have no problem going a year without buying fabric, I've gone much longer than that and that is where my problem is. I have not bought fabric in several years! I've been working from stash and buying what was needed to finish a project or make a project. Not much left over except maybe a little for a future applique project. For sure not enough to make 4 large quilts for graduation. I am left with uglies! And not enough to make 4 quilts and really, who wants to gift an ugly quilt let alone 4 of them? Not me! So I pulled a lot of my fabric out and cut it into 2 1/2 inch strips thinking I'd make some log cabin blocks and here is how far I got with one before I could not stand to work on it any more.

It's not horrible but it's not colors I like together at all and it definitely not for a teenage girl.

So I started with these colors and got this far before I wasn't sure what colors to add to it so I called in Dan to ask his opinion on these and do you know what he said?

He said "You need to buy fabric." Ha! He disliked it as much as I did, possibly more. So I started searching the internet for fabric and found fat quarter sets I liked but I wasn't ready to give up yet so I started playing with some tea dying and Rit dye and white Kona cotton.

And I ended up with this from the Rit dye. Whoops, I forgot to take a picture of the tea dyed fabric but I will try to remember to get one but here is the purple and orange I did.

I spent 2 days cutting 2 inch strips out of it and here are those strips along with colors I pulled from my stash to go along with it.

I then sewed and sewed and sewed and here is some of what I sewed.

I know you are wondering what I am doing with these strips but you will have to be patient and stay tuned!

And just for kicks here is the awesome gluten free hot dog buns I made. Finally! Good hot dog buns!

Also, because it makes me laugh, Susan in her last minute Halloween costume.



ANudge said...

Nice dye jobs and well worth the time - they fit right in to your other fabrics.

lulu said...

Busy time Jamie, it will be fun shopping for new fabric. Actually I like the beige and red combination. Keep on !!

Diana Davis said...

OMG I laughed right out loud at Susan's whoopee cushion costume!!!! Love it!!
Now to comment on the fabrics. It seems like every time I dye fabric, it runs when I wash it. How do you get yours not to? You did a fine job and I can't wait to see what you do with it all!

Denise in AK said...

Just love the dyed fabrics. Do you use vinegar to set the dye or some other trick? Keep posting!