Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Ami Simms Would Be Proud

I spent a good part of yesterday with several of my quilting friends dyeing fabric. Actually, the others dyed fabric...I skipped that part and only dyed undies a la Ami Simms. This is what my friend's hedge looked like when we hung our work out to dry...the neighbor got quite a kick out of the view! I think he thought we were a bunch of hippies re-living our youth and if I remember correctly, he said something like..."I've never heard of making quilts with fabric like that..."

We all had a blast! And definitely agree to do it again sometime...I think I'll be tempted to actually dye fabric next time...

Check out this quick video from Ami...


5 comments:

Vivian said...

It looks like great fun. Enjoyed the video.
An older lady in our neighborhood used the bushes in front of her house to dry her white underwear about once a week. They were easily seen as we drove by. (large panties)
Dyed and cute, yes; white, no.

Barb said...

Very cool...betcha you won't wear those under white jeans :>)!! Looks like you had a fun day!!

I love the Lemonade Quilt on your previous post...beautiful quilting really pulled it together. Can't wait to see pictures of the finished quilt!

Nanci said...

Oh I thought the same thing...not under white trousers for sure...How many rinses to get the colours to stick...awesome day for sure...

Terrie Sandelin said...

The tie dyed undies are a hoot! How fun!

Dena said...

Sounds like you and your quilting friends had quite the time hand dying your undies.