Two rainy days in a row meant we couldn't get back out to that beautiful vat of dye. But we did manage just a little bit of sewing with all that blue that's coming in. After washing all the pieces, we enjoyed ourselves a little bit of oohing and aahing over a sort of show-and-tell - everyone so proud of their work and their beautiful indigo pieces. What fun. And then, we set to work on some sewing. Annabel got a quick skirt from one of the pieces - it was once the bottom part of a vintage cotton slip skirt. With a simple elastic band and that fun indigo pattern, she's got herself a twirly skirt now. One can never have too many twirly skirts.
And then, after everyone was tucked into bed, I eagerly slipped right on into my happy place in my studio - at the machine, audiobook on the speakers, and scissors in my hand. Almost all of these pieces are former pieces of clothing - some of my beloved linen and hemp skirts and dresses that just didn't fit anymore or were ready to otherwise move onto a different incarnation, and thus were deconstructed before dyeing. I wasn't sure where the sewing with all of these random pieces would go, and even after two log cabin squares, I still wasn't certain I should keep going. Was it too "tie-dye"? Too blue? Would a quilt of it be too much, and maybe I should go with pillows instead? But the third square, with the pop of that sweet pink 'moon'? That sealed the deal. I think I'm onto the start of a quilt now, and I'm excited. If I'm to make this the size I'm thinking about - for a Queen size bed, I'll need 30 of these squares. And in that case, I'm going to need to just a bit more blue to make it happen. It's a very good thing that the sun shines brightly this morning, and that indigo vat is at the ready. Now, for a quick search through my closet/fabric stash/linen shelf and I've got myself a quilt in progress.