Saturday, May 21, 2011

Dye Frenzy 2011

Whew!  I'm exhausted!!!

Today was the 2011 Dye Frenzy for my local quilt bee.  Just like last year, it was back-breaking work!  Just like last year, a great time was had by all!

I published a list of all of the "leftover" colors that were available and new colors were purchased to fill in.  This year I focused on using the six "new" colors.  I'm fairly happy with the results and will be happy to add these new creations to my personal hand-dyed collection.

Next year, I'd like to focus on doing more elaborate dyeing techniques.  One of my friends was extremely successful in dipping her fabric into multiple dye baths.  Another experienced good results using more traditional "tie-dye" techniques.

To refresh my memory, the leftover colors were  Tropical Green, Sunflower Yellow, Flamingo Pink, Amazon Green, Intense Violet, Ocean Blue.  The new colors were Bahama Blue, Tulip Red, China Blue, Brown, Black and one other color (that I can't seem to recall.)

Well, off to do another rinse on my fabrics...

AND...start thinking about the challenge that was issued by the workshop leader!  Hmm... what to make???

Hopefully, I'll be able to post pictures soon!

Until then,
Happy Quilting!

2 comments:

  1. Awesome - so glad you posted the dye colors. This will really come in handy next year. Love the fun of dyeing...now to use those fabrics!

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  2. It will come in handy next year...

    IF we can recall which colors we actually LIKED!!!

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