I finished the disperse dyed quilt this past weekend and hung in our master bath! I'm pleased with how it turned out...especially after I struggled with the layout and design!
I started with lots of disperse dyed blocks. Disperse dyeing is a process of painting papers with a special dye, while wet I laid leaves on the wet dye and covered with plastic wrap. After it's totally dry, you iron the painted side down on fabric and the dye/pattern will transfer. This is a touchy process as some fabrics take longer and more heat than others.
You're only suppose to use disperse dyes on poly type fabric but since I don't wash my quilts, I use cotton!
This was my first idea/design!
and then the madness began with layout after layout...
And more layouts
Yep..still layout out
Adding blocks...taking blocks away
Then decided to use small strips!
Finally, I was happy with the layout...now to hand embroidery the large leaf blocks
I tried to use different threads for each block or at least for the different stems
and then the free motion quilting began! I haven't quilted in SO long but I have to say I enjoyed this process!
Added embroidery stitches on strips
I blended different color threads in sections rather than using the same color of thread