Monday, April 06, 2009

Rhap Quilting and Dyeing

Someone asked how long it will take me to quilt my Rhap jacket. Well, that depends on when I get started! I've been putting it off since it is such fussy work. I have to be at the top of my game to quilt on something that will show so much. I've decided on the gold quilting thread and hope to start today. Normally I could quilt the entire thing in 2-3 hours, but since I will be going slowly (something I don't do very well, I'm a real speed freak) and carefully I suspect it will take me a week or so. I plan on doing just a little at a time so I don't get careless.

Yesterday I finally got around to playing with some dye thickener I purchased. Unfortunately my dyes are quite old and the colors are quite washed out. I absolutely hate the first 2 pieces and will be overdyeing them. The rest are still batching, but I'm afraid they will be similar. Oh well, live and learn! I don't mind dyeing, but I just don't seem to get around to it much. I think its been almost a year since I've dyed anything. Right now I plan on using up the PFD fabric and the dyes I have and then considering if I want to purchase more or not.

I'm off to quilt on Rhap. Wish me luck!


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