Monday, April 26, 2010

Hand Dyed Inspiration Vol II

Hello Everyone,

In my last post, I had indicated I couldn't remember the name of the batik pattern or book it came from. Well, right away my friend Maria e-mailed me. She remembered that I had completed the top at a quilting retreat that we were on and actually posted about it previously here! I guess as I get older, my memory is not as sharp. I digress... Anyway, she also told me the book was Twisted Classics and the pattern name is Diamond Twist!! Yay, thank you Maria.

Yes, I do own the book. But if you would like to you can find it here on Amazon. The quilt is actually the cover quilt done in different colors than mine. What do you think of the different fabrics?

On to the hand dyed inspiration...


This quilt is another one that I made with Cherrywood fabrics. I had made it as a shop sample for the LQS at the time. The pattern was in, I think, McCall's quilting. I don't know which issue but it is at least from 2005. I believe that you could also, at the time, get it as a kit from Cherrywood.

I love the Trip Around the World pattern. In the hand dyes, it just was beautiful. This one is hanging in our house and I just love it!


I wanted to keep the quilting simple. Kind of Amish like simple yet beautiful. Well, at least I think so. I loved doing the feathered heart and the wreaths. In the borders, I kept it simple with radiating lines.


This close up shows the feathered wreath and the radiating lines. There was also some stitch in the ditch. The center part, the Trip Around the World, I did a simple cross hatch. This worked well for the design.



Hopefully you enjoyed this installment of hand dyed inspiration. You can see that the Cherrywood Fabrics really do lend themselves nicely to Amish designs. If you have never tried hand dyed fabrics, definitely give them a try.

Oh, and don't forget to enter my giveaway by clicking here. It is open until April 30th!

Until Next Time...

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21 comments:

Anna said...

First Time Visitor....Went away for a couple of minutes came back and you had a new post... beautiful quilts. I have been spending the night downloading your pod csats.. Keep up the good work...I love the alternative to TALKING HEADS on the radio.

Lady Rags
from the Big Tent

Nedra said...

Beautiful Jackie!

Stephanie said...

It's made only more beautiful by your gorgeous quilting. You have a wonderful way of chosing the perfect quilt design for your quilts.

Messy Karen said...

i do like these new inspirational posts. and look forward to seeing your color choices.

karenfae said...

love the quilt and the fabrics look fantastic.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Teresa said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful! The quilting is something to behold too, you do such lovely work.

Anina said...

Very nice Jackie! Inspired by you, I bought my first batiks this weekend.

Diane J. Evans said...

Great quilt! I also love Cherrywood Fabrics -- they look like suede and they're so rich!

Diane

Kim D. said...

Beautiful!! Love your color choices.

Suzie said...

Another beautiful quilt! Thanks for telling the name of the book where the pattern is.

Poppyprint said...

That's a gorgeous quilt. I love simple squares set on point. Your quilting is stunning!!

Sandra Henderson said...

STUNNING!
The quilting is also remarkable! Makes it POP even more... thanks for the info.
Now for me to calm down on making these hexies and get back to piecing by machine... I go in stages. :)

pratima said...

The fabrics in the quilt seem so velvety. Love the simplicity of this pattern and your quilting is beautiful!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

As always Jackie "Stunning"...

shellysquilts said...

Hey Jackie, Gorgeous! Well done! Happy quilting!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Stunning! And so enhanced by your machine quilting. Love the colors. I've always adored trip around the world.

WoolenSails said...

It came out beautifully.
I found some nice batik solids to work with at our local show and a friend sent me some dyed fabric that will work perfect in amish style quilts. It will be great to practice my stitching on too.

Debbie

Cathi said...

Oooh, this is gorgeous. So rich and the quilting is the crowning touch!!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Jackie -- it's gorgeous! I Love how the lines between each of those rows of fabric get a little blurry -- I'm not explaining it well, but it reminds me a bit of an optical illusion. Very pretty!

Annemariesquilt said...

What a wonderful quilt Jackie..
You have so many great quilts and I always love to watch your quilt steps ;-))

Fleurette said...

WOW! Gorgeous! love the fabric,colours,beautiful quilting. This quilt looks huge!

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