In 2003, I decided that I wanted to make a series of quilts using only the 6 different fabrics that I had dyed or overdyed in 4 different colours.
|six colour bundles|
The 6 original fabrics were:
an unbleached muslin,
a black and white check,
a small floral print (light yellow background – yellow, red, blue flowers),
a large pink floral,
a blue, orange,green and yellow wavy stripe,
a large piece of my own multi-coloured hand-dyed that still had a lot of white showing.
|large floral and stripes|
My idea was to used 3 fabrics in primary colours, a multi-colour fabric and 2 neutrals and dye them in 3 primary colour and a neutral.
|multi-coloured and muslin|
Each fabric was divided into 4 equal pieces. One piece of each was dyed in each of the following colours:
Golden Yellow (yellow)
Soft Brown (neutral)
Here's a page from my notebook showing the original striped fabric and the four colour samples.
The size of the pieces were anywhere from slightly larger than a fat quarter to one and a half metre.
This is what the multi-coloured fabric looked like after being over-dyed with Turquoise
And with Golden Yellow
So far, I have only made 3 quilts, using these fabrics and I really think it is high time to kick in a few more.
The next three posts will feature Dyeing to Play I, II and III.
Come back and see.