Quilt. 48 x 60 inches. Hand quilted. Naturally Dyed. Hand stitched binding.
The fabric was naturally dyed using the following materials: Osage Orange Tree Wood, Rosemary, Cutch, Cochineal, Lac, Blackberries, Avocado Pits and Japanese Maple Leaves.
I spent every single spare second I had on this project, which is why I was able to finish it so fast. I want to say it took around 30 hours to complete everything (not including the dyeing).
The fabric was naturally dyed using wood from an Osage Orange Tree and leaves from a Japanese Maple tree in our old backyard.
Oh my gosh, I finally finished my quilt. I am so happy and relieved at the same time. Relieved because I've been working on this for so long, I looked back at my old blog posts and saw that I started this in November of 2014! And I dyed the fabric for it on July 3, 2014!
The quilt top was made fairly fast, maybe a couple of weeks, but the hand-quilting took the longest time (quilting the three layers together, the quilt sandwich as they say). Also, I did free-form hand quilting (not using a quilting loop and not using any sort of guides), which I thought was going to be more fun, but it probably made it harder in the end. It also didn't help that I took several months off while we moved and I took my sweet time only every once in awhile to work on it. I guess you could say I procrastinated on it quite a bit, the sheer size of it was slightly overwhelming for an amateur, but now I feel pretty good about everything and I sort of wish I got it done a lot sooner. There are things I would have done differently looking at it now, but overall, I am very pleased with it and excited for the next quilting adventure!