Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Two new barn quilt blocks
When I saw my first barn quilt block last summer I thought it was just a "once in a lifetime" thing and was content. I m just dazzled by the fact that I keep discovering new quilt blocks.
It is such an adventure. I even have my husband on the outlook. He finds them before I do.
As you can tell by the barn above we've been having some really foggy days. It's that time or year, you know.
One of the people we visit on a regular basis in Medford gave me some butternuts that last time I was there. I want to try and dye some fabric with them. Does anyone have some experience with this that they would like to share? Is the dye colorfast?
In this book Borderland in Butternut & Blue by Barbara Brackman she talks of the use of butternuts to dye the Confederate Uniforms during the Civil War. This intrigues me, knowing that the gray of the Confederacy was often brown or beige.
Guess that's all for now,
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