Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Malka's Overdying Technique - Shock and Awe!

Can you believe that there is no piecing in the above quilt? It's all overdyed commercial fabric! Click to see it bigger.

Wow, i've always admired Malka of the blog astichindye as an artist and fellow Austinite, but I never really looked at all of her stuff until today. I am FLOORED by the overdyed circle and square quilts she has on flickr! I just can't stop staring at them. I want to try this technique with every fibre of my being, so much so that it almost gives me an anxiety attack when I think about it.

So I went online and found Malka's PDF tutorial for this exact technique in an article she wrote for Quilting Arts Magazine. That's where the shock and awe come in. I went from being shocked at the list of materials needed on the first page to awe at the quilt on the second page (above) to shock again at seeing the materials in the scary clamps and bath on the third page! What a roller coaster ride. I am still determined to try though! I will not be defeated by scary materials lists and clamps! I have an inner artist desperate to get out.



Malka Dubrawsky said...

Hi Wendy- Thanks so much for your super nice words. I'm speechless.
Though I would say that if you'd like to get some shapes made and I know you live here in Austin, try Regal Plastics on Metric Blvd. You need to bring them a metal or plastic template, but they're quick and pretty cheap.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Thanks Malka! I'll do that!

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh Wendy,,,,let her inner artist out and play!! (then post to show the rest of us!)

Kerri said...

oh, wow!! that is just soooo amazing!! i love the circles, and i can't believe those weren't pieced!!