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Thread: Tie-dyed Quilt for my Niece

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    Tie-dyed Quilt for my Niece

    I dye a lot of textiles, mostly silk scarves and tee shirts, but some friends asked for some bright custom dyes for a 5" charm swap we were doing. I dyed up a bunch of bright cotton and my 19 year old niece came through as I was cutting it up and fell in love. I used the extra and made her this quilt for her first real apartment (she's in college.) There's no particular pattern, I just cut 6 1/2" blocks and sashed them. The black really made things pop.

    I used fiber-reactive dyes and kona cotton.
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    That is so cool. Love the colors.

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    Feeling the pull of my '70's high school years---LOL!

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    GROOVY!! Love it.
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    your quilt is beautiful!
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    @rusty quilter...sounds like we're about the same age. I tie dyed back then too...Mom came home one afternoon and found me tie dyeing my bedspread and curtains...I didn't know the curtains weren't washable (that old fiberglassy stuff) they fell apart in the washer...she was NOT impressed!

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    I love the colors! My daughter would dye (hehe, no pun intended) to have this. Great job!!
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    OHHHH, I love it!!!
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    Fantastic !!

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    beautiful love the colors

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    Fun quilt. I have a daughter that would love it.

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    Very cool. Reminds me of high school.... back in the 70's.....

    Wow, was it that long ago? :-)
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    Cassidy is the envy of all her friends. (she was named for a Grateful Dead song) I took generous seams and machine quilted it, so it can go to concerts, the beach, and camping...I wanted her to USE it. She's got some that my mom made her that she isn't allowed to touch until she's 30, so I wanted to give her one that she could drag anywhere.

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    Sooooo pretty!!!
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    Didn't know what to expect when I read the title of the post, but that is fabulous!

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    Thanks everyone! It just sort of fell together in one of those perfect storms...no pattern, no measurements (I don't do numbers well...I'm a right brainer)...just cut and sew. I already had the black fabric and the yellow...I just had to get the turquoise and the backing (which is light purple)

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    Cool-love tye dye

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    I love your hand dyed blocks and the whole quilt. You did an awesome job. I have seen quite a bit of tye-died T-shirts, etc. lately. Possibly, tye-dying is comming back! I really like the bright colors.

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    Very pretty. I love the fabric.
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    Very cool....the simple pattern and quilting let the fabric shine...very inspiring. Uh Oh...beginning to feel the urge to start tie-dying again. Last time I did it I was about 15...I dyed my sheets and pillowcases, t-shirts anything I could get my hands on....my mother was horrified....almost as much as when I insisted my room be painted sunshine yellow and I found an Indian blanket to cover my bed. Poor woman had to wait about 7 years before she got a "girly girl" in my baby sister!

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    Wow! That is really pretty.

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    oh my gosh, I love it~

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    Beautiful! Love the bright colors!

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    I love black for really setting off bright colors. Great choice. For such a simple pattern, it turned out beautiful. Might have to consider this for my tie-dye loving kids.

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