Wednesday, January 01, 2014

50 Shades of Brown

It's now 2014.  Yes, another year has disappeared.  This is always a time of reflection for me, looking both backwards and forwards.  In 2014, I want to do more stitching - stitching of all kinds.  Sewing, quilting, embroidery, knitting, crochet and maybe even rediscover macrame. Here's today's stitching effort - an apron made from jeans.

 Last week, I bought some batiks as I had an urge to make a batik quilt.  I bought a pack of 16 fat quarters in browns….

 …unusual for me, as I tend to like  a lot of colour.  Then I dyed calico in 16 different shades….
..ok, that's only 32 browns.  I am using writer's licence here!  I've married each batik up with a hand dyed piece, and will show you what I do with these as I progress.

Best wishes for a happy and abundant year ahead.


Nancy J said...

I can see that 50 shades will be a stunning quilt, waiting for progress. and a natty apron to wear when dying? when guests arrive? Baking day? Have a great 2014, Shirley, many Best wishes for the New Year. Jean..

loulee said...

I seem to be all about batik at the moment too. Love your colour choices and dyes, very autumnal.

Fran├žoise said...

Happy New Year to you, and congratulations on graduating!

Doespins said...

Hi Shirley,
Just seen your last two entries. Big congratulations on your degree. I look forward to seeing what you create this year.