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Saturday, August 4th, 2012

It is over 100° in Portland for the first time since July 2009. I decided it was a good day to dye. I need some red and red oranges and orange for a project I have in mind.

I mixed the dyes in my dye kitchen but did all the other work out on my studio patio.

Here are some of my fabrics batching in baggies in the sun.

I also did some “tray dyeing”. Actually, I just laid the fabric on plastic on my table, squirted dye and then added another layer of plastic and fabric and some more dye.

I did some cool colors, too.

This is chartreuse, turquoise and cobalt blue. I grabbed a long sleeved white tea shirt and squirted it with these dyes, too.


I got this quilt fused together. I really like it. I have it sandwiched and it is waiting to tell me how to quilt it.

Here is today’s 3 x 3, turquoise fabric with metallic paint and zigzag quilted.