Wednesday, May 28, 2014

P is for Progress

...or is it for Procrastination?

In either case, I've made some headway on my MQG challenge quilt and have completed 29 out of 54 letters.  As I mentioned before, I want to keep the full plan secret until I show the finished quilt to my guild.  It's probably asking too much, especially with indigo dyeing competing for attention, but I'd love to get it done in time for the June 16 guild meeting.  At the very least, I am determined to make the guild's July 21 deadline. 

Also, the weather forecast for the weekend is looking ideal, so fingers crossed that I will be shibori dyeing on Saturday and Sunday.  In the meantime, I just got a copy of Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing, by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, Mary Kellogg Rice, and Jane Barton.  It's indispensable!  I wish I had bought the book earlier, because it has all sorts of discussion and diagrams about different shibori techniques, including the white box shirokage pattern that I've spent so much time puzzling over.  Mystery solved!  I did get the stitching pattern more or less right on the two FQs that I tied recently, so we will see how they turn out after they go through the dye bath.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday on Freshly Pieced and the Needle and Thread Network.  Cheers!  


  1. Love your P! It is super cute.

  2. I know how you feel, I am working on 3 currently with one being the MMChallenge, hoping to have it done by the July deadline. Love your sneak peek

  3. Fun to be part of the Modern Quilt Guild movement, isn't it? I'm participating in our local one, but haven't seen this challenge, which is probably a good thing. I have so much going on already! I love that you're doing indigo dyeing & shibori! Someday I'd love to dye fabric, but first things first...