This Week

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Fabric Dyeing by jenib320
Fabric Dyeing, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
It's been a bit of an off week! Michael drove home today to go to the Tiger's home opener (MLB)! So, I'm here without transportation for a few days! So I've closed up the shop (only until Saturday!) and planned a few fun activities to keep me busy!

Today it was fabric dyeing! My current favorite fabric for dyeing is white-on-white prints! They are magical when dyed, because the printed pattern stays light! I dyed the Seed Catalouge print from Annie's Farm Stand and two prints from my local quilt shop, the dot has no selvedge info, the sketchy one is by Windham Fabrics. 

Fabric Dyeing by jenib320
Fabric Dyeing, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I used Procion MX dyes again, they provide such rich color saturation.  I used Peach, Avocado, and then mixed dyes for the purple and orange! Dyeing at home is not a perfect craft, but I am happy with the results! I follow the instructions in Malka Dubrawsky's first book, Color Your Cloth.

You can see my previous fabric dyeing adventures here and here!

Scrappy Mendocino Quilt Top by jenib320
Scrappy Mendocino Quilt Top, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I needed a little mindless sewing project this weekend, so I pulled out all my scraps from my Mendocino quilt (which is on it's way back to me right now!!), and just started sewing.  I ended up with 9 blocks. This is now about 30" square. I'm letting it marinate for a bit, I think I'm going to sash it really big and make a throw quilt, since the real quilt will be giant!

Festival of HSTs Sneak Peek by jenib320
Festival of HSTs Sneak Peek, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Wanted to give you all a little sneak peek of my project for Megan's Festival of Half-Square Triangles! A two week bloggy party featuring tutorials and HST projects! :)

Fabrics: Miscellany by Julia Rothman, Quilter's Linen in Beige

Destash by jenib320
Destash, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I'm doing a little spring cleaning this week! Have four bags of clothes to be donated, and now I've moved on to the fabric stash! I'm destashing here on etsy if you're interested! I'll be shipping everything next Wednesday!  Use coupon code "JENIDESTASH" for 10% off! :)

Salsa by jenib320
Salsa, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Today I made Megan's Fresh Bean Salsa! Gotta have easy eats so I don't have to cook this week, hehe! :)

PS - It fit perfectly in a 475 Pyrex Casserole! I used my Friendship one!

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.

Today I love the..
Smell of: Daffodils
Sound of: Harry Potter 5
Taste of: Cadbury mini eggs
Sight of: Sunshine
Feel of: Relaxing on the couch

Good Things about Today:
- Fabric dyeing!
- Productive day
- My seeds are sprouting!


  1. oh pretty! i love your dyed fabric pieces. so bright and fun!

  2. I love the died fabric, and of course your mini mermaid quilt. Can't wait to see the other big one come back from the long arm. Can't you get them to re-print that fabric, one look at your quilt and all the excitement it has generated, they gotta!

  3. Your dyed fabrics are just so wonderful! Love the colors and textures created!

  4. Dying white on white? Brilliant!

  5. You are making me want to try dyeing my own fabric! I love the colors that you came up with!

    Looking forward to seeing your HST project too, it looks really cute!

  6. It's my lucky day! I've been wanting to make that salsa for a while but wasn't sure what the exact recipe is! Thanks for sharing it!

  7. oops, I commented on the message below, LOL. I am going to dye my white on white seed print now that I see yours! LOVE it!

  8. Hi, Jeni

    How lovely are those fabrics. Great colors!


  9. The fabrics you dyed? Gorgeous. I love that shade of green, especially! I bought some dye last week, and I'm planning to dye up some yarn, and a little fabric, too. It's not likely to happen until next month, though.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Also, I love the Mendocino scrap mini!!

  10. Love the dyed fabrics! What a great idea! =D

  11. Jeni, I love the way these fabrics look dyed, what a great idea! I also love that you include a picture of George in every post-just love him.

  12. Cute dyed fabrics, esp that light orange one on the top! Maybe I do need to get some of the miscellany after all...

  13. Cute dyed fabrics, esp that light orange one on the top! Maybe I do need to get some of the miscellany after all...

  14. love how your fabrics turned out!!! and i always love reading your posts, the bullet points at the end are always fun to read.

  15. Dyeing white on white fabric - what a clever idea!


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