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There are tons of process photos and a mosaic on my Flickr photostream. The design is my own but based on lots of other cross/plus/x quilts from Pinterest and blogs and such. It was simple to figure out with a piece of graph paper and sized to fit the batting I had on hand. My spouse, for a co-designing credit, picked all of the fabrics which are Kona cotton solids in charcoal, corn, and royal. The binding is a Quilter's showcase print and the back is Snuggle Flannel from JoAnn Fabric. I don't recommend the snuggle flannel for gift quilts as it really pilled in the prewash and although it is snuggly-soft, it already looks old!
I had to send my gift along by courier because I had other plans for my Saturday. Mom and I signed up for a fabric hand-dying workshop at the Textile Center with Kristin Lawson from the MMQG. We measured, mixed, and soaked a ton of little fat quarters. Here are the results:
The stacks, from left to right are: 12-step "cool" color wheel, 8-step tints in boysenberry, and 9-step Chroma Bridge from sun yellow to intense blue. Afterward, during "playtime," I used some extra dye dregs to dip a couple of flour sack dish towels and make some pretty eyelet ruffle in a very watered-down boysenberry shade. We got to choose our own colors for the exercises and relied upon Kristin's expertise. We learned a ton and I now feel confident I could do this at home. The possibilities are endless!
Now I must dash because January is almost over and I have a few Flickr swap projects that are dangerously close to their deadlines!