Lei's Indigo Patchwork Quilt

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lei's Indigo Patchwork Quilt
Happy Thursday! Today I have a quilt finish to share with you! This simple quilt came together this month just in time for my friend Lei's birthday!

Indigo Shibori Dyeing
Lei had mentioned earlier in the summer that she liked the indigo fabric I had dyed. When my parents came to visit at the end of July, I was able to to another batch of indigo to dye fabrics for her quilt and a backing for my one-day indigo quilt.

I use this kit when I dye. It's inexpensive and easy to use.

Indigo Shibori Dyeing
I had my Mom snap a few photos as I was dyeing, they turned out pretty cool!

Indigo Shibori Dyeing
Indigo Shibori Dyeing
A few of my favorite pieces from this batch!

Lei's Indigo Patchwork Quilt
I didn't want to chop up the prints too much, so I went with simple large patchwork scale to make this throw sized quilt. It adds some extra interest, but let's the fabric shine.

Lei's Indigo Patchwork Quilt
I used four separately dyed pieces for the backing. I couldn't imagine anything else for the backing, and this makes it a double-sided quilt.

Lei's Indigo Patchwork Quilt
Lei's Indigo Patchwork Quilt
For the quilting I used my go to white #2024 Aurifil thread for the piecing and quilting. I kept it simple with the quilting. I shadow quilted on either side of each seam, then added an additional horizontal and vertical line through each block as well as two diagonal lines. I bound it up with a Swiss dot that I indigo dyed last summer.

One of my crafty goals this year was to give more handmade gifts. I'm happy I can add this quilt to the list! :)

8 comments :

  1. I bet your friend will love it! What a wonderful gift to give =)

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  2. Ok, I am not a fan of batik, but I really love the self dyed quilt - fantastic idea!!! Great gift!

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  3. This is sincerely really gorgeous and I love that it is hand-dyed, I will have to give this a try soon! Beautiful coloring it brings out and I love that you didn't chop it up too much or you would have lost the appeal of the fabric and it being hand dyed, etc. Beautiful!

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  4. This is an absolutely stunning quilt. What a wonderful gift.

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  5. Your Lei's birthday quilt is stunning! Please tell us what brand or type of white cloth you have used along with your tie-dye kit. Richard in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    1. Just regular white quilting cotton!

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  6. I am enjoying this wonderful gift as I am reading this blog! It is so pretty and comfy! I am thinking packing it to china when I visit so my mom can see it!

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