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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Dye Dog finished!

Dye Dog 2018

23" x 33.5"

You can read the story behind this piece here.  I have to thank Kay, Quilts + Color, for giving Beth and I an opportunity to stretch ourselves by working with her dye dog!  Most of you know Kay from her blog and you've seen some of my posts on Kay.  If not, head over to her blog (after you look at this post!  HA) 

This was quite a challenge for me and not wanting to let Kay down with my work just put more pressure on me!  I'm happy with how the piece turned out and hope Kay is as well!  Thanks again for the challenge, Kay!

This was Kay's original fabric.  I'm afraid the colors are not true....blame the photographer!  But you'll get the idea on what the pattern was for us to start with.

I used a thermofax screen I had made using my friend, Carol T's, fathers blueprint design!  I just happen to have had some maroon dye already mixed up. 

Next up was trying to figure out a design.   So out came the rotary cutter!   I made a slew of flying geese sections and starting to lay them out.

Looks like my geese flew away!  You really can't tell that's what they were/are!  HA

Final how to quilt it!  Hand stitching works for me!

I started with the blueprint designs first.  Then the piece just told me which way to go!  Yes, this was "slow stitching" (see my previous post!

I love to do circle hand stitching...can you tell!  The yellow sashing called for some type of thread work and a fly stitch seemed to fit well.  My fiber art group assisted in helping me decide on the colors to use. 

And some straight line stitching finished off the piece...along with free motion quilting in the border. 

A little short animation on how this piece came together!


  1. ROBBIE…..this transformation blew my mind….it’s absolutely wonderful…you are a true artist!!

  2. Love your fabrics, love your composition. The finished quilt is awesome...colors that I would not expect to love together!

  3. Love it! Is there a leonardo da vinci vibe there somewhere? cheers from Carole's Chatter

  4. Well done, what a transformation. Love the hand stitching especially.


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