Hand Dyed Shibori Cushion

I first shared this project with you in a recent post when it was Under My Needle
Hand dyed Shibori Free Motion Quilted Cushion 1 by t r a c y f o x

The front is cotton fabric initially hand dyed and then again a second time with a folded Shibori pattern.
Hand dyed Shibori Free Motion Quilted Cushion 2 by t r a c y f o x

I have then divided it into sections and free motion quilted it using 5 different variegated threads in different weights.
Under My Needle Purple Cushion thread choices by t r a c y f o x
Close up of the free motion quilting…
Hand dyed Shibori Free Motion Quilted Cushion 3 by t r a c y f o x
Hand dyed Shibori Free Motion Quilted Cushion 4 by t r a c y f o x

The envelope style back is made using fabric from the Colour Collection
Hand dyed Shibori Free Motion Quilted Cushion 5 by t r a c y f o x

Top stitching along the opening edge…
Hand dyed Shibori Free Motion Quilted Cushion 6 by t r a c y f o x

Why not leave a comment telling what do you think?

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

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5 thoughts on “Hand Dyed Shibori Cushion

    • Hi Jill
      Lovely to hear from you. The thread I used was a mixture of Wonderfil in 3 different types/weights: Mirage 30wt, Accent 12wt and Rayon 40wt. The other 2 were Mettler Silk Finish Cotton 50wt and Poly Sheen Polyester 40wt. I wanted to create lots more texture layered on top of the dyed patterns but didn’t want the thread to contrast too much so I went for variegated all in the ‘purple family’. I didn’t really know how that would work/look exactly as they all changed colour at differing intervals. I love to use variegated thread and would definitely recommend playing with it using the decorative stitches on your machine as well on quilted sandwiches as well as FMQ.
      t r a c y

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  1. The cushion looks great. It’s not immediately apparent from the photograph how the different threads looked. I think it would have been interesting to see a “before quilting” photograph included here so that we could fully appreciate the finished effect.

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