Something is very fishy around here...
And it's McKenna Ryans "Something Fishy" quilt.
I've been working of it for a couple of weeks now.
I was delighted to find the perfect way to use some of my snow dyed fabrics.
Who knew that snow dye would make such wonderful ocean fabric :-)
I was even able to find co-ordinating hand dyes for some of the blocks too, but then there was that border, I had a piece that would have been perfect, but it just was not big enough. So I went to work dyeing fabrics.
Anyone who tells you it's easy to dye hand dyes to match what you already have, is lying to you! LOL!! I thought if I used the same dye, and the same method, it would be a snap! Well, snap...it's not!
What I have is a lot of fabric, that just didn't work.
(but fear not, it will find it's way into another project down the road)
I just love the detail that McKenna puts into her quilts.
It makes it feel like these fish are jumping right off the quilt at you.
These boots come to life with scrapbook brads!
Then there is this wonderful border, that I struggled dyeing for.
The braid just adds so much to the quilt.
As I was stitching it, all I could keep thinking was
I've had enough of boring borders.
What about you?
I think I need to shift my focus on jazzing up my borders a bit.
Since this was a wall quilt, I mounted it in a canvas.
I must say, I do like using canvas when I am hanging quilts that are not going to get changed out. It just gives them that perfect art look. Best yet, there is no worry about your stitching on the back! No clipping threads, etc.
Is that a big plus or what?
Here is a link to a post I wrote on attaching a quilt to a canvas, if your interested.
And watch for those sales at Michaels if your in the USA.
You can pick up canvas at 50% off!