American Quilter Magazine AQS May 2012 pattern

For me it's very difficult to follow the rules of patterns, which is why most of my work is freestyle. However, when I opened the May 2012 issue of American Quilter Magazine, I read the article on page 36 describing how to do BIG and FAST blocks and knew that was something I had to try.
So I embarked on dyeing my own fabrics. I wanted to use predominantely black and white colors. I put all the fabric in the same bucket of dye (except the solid black which was store bought). The difference in coloration that you see is because I manipulated the fabric, meaning I folded, pleated, scrunched and clamped the fabric. When you do that the dye travels in the water and stops faster in some areas then others achieving different colors in the same cloth. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of each fabric before sewing so this is a close up during the process.

And this is the finished quilt!
 It measures 42 inches by 72 inches. Best of all it took me only a day to finish the quilt top!

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