Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Lil Blue Boo / Dharma Trading Design Challenge"

I designed this quilt using all hand dyed and tie-dyed fabrics.  I wanted a fun way for my nephew to learn his ABC's.  Using this quilt he can have a tactile experience while staying warm and learning the ABC's. I bought all of my cotton fabric and fiber reactive procion dyes from Dharma Trading Co. I used a variety of tie-dyed fabrics to make the letters and a separate hand dyed piece of cotton for the background.  I love all of the vibrant colors that you can get with the fiber reactive dyes, and how easy they are to use.  I was comfortable using the cotton dyed with the fiber reactive dyes for a baby because they become part of the fabric.  I don't have to worry about him getting unsafe chemicals if he decides to put the quilt into his mouth.  I am entering this piece into the "Lil Blue Boo / Dharma Trading Design Challenge".


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