Friday, February 22, 2013

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I just snow dyed this backing for another Island Sunrise quilt that I will be putting on my machine next.  I’m really enjoying this side to my business, dyeing backing for my clients quilts.    I know not all quilts look good with a snow dyed backing as they are very bold pieces of fabric but they seem to suit Judy Niemeyer quilts because of the high contrast of  light and dark fabrics on the top.   For this backing I mixed two different concentrations of Marine blue  and a small amount of a green and poured the liquid dyes onto the snow.  Here is a peak of the quilt it is for.   

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10 comments:

  1. Phenomenal!!!! What a perfect compliment to that beautiful quilt top. Great job!!!!!

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  2. a fresh breath of air gazing at that dyed fabric of yours!

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  3. Beautiful! I think the backing is perfect for that gorgeous quilt.

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  4. Wow! Lovely quilt and a fantastic backing.

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  5. Perfect match, will be beautiful

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  6. I had never heard of snow dying, but we dont get snow in Sth Australia! The quilt looks stunning and I really like your shots on the ice in past posts. Its been 32+C all this week here in Adelaide, so I have no comprehension of what it is like to live in -C tempratures, so love your pictures, gives a great insight.
    Happy quilting.

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  7. What a fun filled post you have today. First, the swirls in the snow are terrific. I can imagine that was a good workout. Next, the quilting on Island Surprise is very pretty. And finally .... Wow! I adore that snow dyed backing. It's really perfect for this quilt.
    Enjoy your snow! You play well with it.

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