Monday, February 16, 2009

Quilt Along fabric

I've selected the fabrics I want to use for Judy's Quilt Along. Since I just finished a bear's paw that involved LOTS of lines and stripes for my dad's Christmas gift last year, I'm skipping out on the stripe fabric suggestion. Plus... I don't have any that would work, and I'm not gonna buy fabric! :)

So I rounded up a bunch of hand dyes, with black for the background. I'm started to suspect that hand dyes and black is my "trademark" of quilting. Sure, I dabble with other fabrics; but I always come back to this specific combination.

I'm aiming for my bear's paw to sorta look like something from the Creative Scraps book that I picked up last month.

I'm probably also going to ditch the last border in Judy's version of the quilt - the whole striped fabric that I don't have. Yet... I'm tempted to try a piano key border like this quilt. Will have to think about it.

Hopefully this will also kick away my interest in the bear's paw pattern for a while, because this quilt will be my third time making it! My first time was three years ago, for a charity quilt. I do adore the quilting I did one that one though. :)



♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

I live the colors in this quilt.

Rosaline said...

I've been following your blog for quite awhile and I quickly recognized your trademark as being black and brights. See, you should have asked me months ago what your trademark is! LOL

Sweet P said...

I agree. I think hand dyed fabrics and black are your trademark. I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Lynn E said...

the hand dyes are great. good luck on my draw.

Joyce said...

Leah, What a wonderful blog. I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit. I found your blog thru Mr Linky at Judy's Quilt A Long. You are certainly a very busy quilter. I only wish I could accomplish as much as you have. Keep up the good work!

Mary said...

I have always thought of you as that black-and-hand-dyed girl!

desertskyquilts said...

You can never make too many bear paw quilts. =) This will be very pretty.