Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hello from England!

Hello, my name is Janet and I live in Yorkshire, England. I have been following Tonya's blog for ages and through her have developed a love of liberated quilts.
I have Gwen Marston's books on String Quilts and Liberated Quilts 2. I have always admired Amish Quilts so this is an ideal challenge for me.
I have not made any quilts in solids but I do a lot of hand dyeing so will probably use hand dyed fabrics if I can get the colours deep enough.
I have included a photo of the quilt I am working on at the moment. As you can see it is made of striped fabrics not solids but I think the piecing is quite liberated. I made it to use up all the scraps I had left over from another quilt and have even made a pieced back for it. The striped fabric has been overdyed in the different colours. I am just working on a four patch border to finish it.

I am really looking forward to this challenge - I haven't decided which quilt I am going to base my design on yet but will report back soon.
Thank you Tonya for starting this blog and challenge - I look forward to getting to know everyone.


Jewel said...

I love the beautiful colors in your quilt. I can't wait to see your hand dyed fabrics.

YankeeQuilter said...

This quilt is wonderful! Love the little touches of red in the corners. I'm sure your hand-dyed fabrics will work well in liberated Amish!

Kathy said...

I LOVE that quilt!