This is the one that started it all off. This amazing little piece of eco-dyed cotton fabric came as a gift from Arlee and I used it exactly as it was, without cutting, re-shaping or re-sizing. It also doubles as the ‘turned edge applique’ circle, so we get two for the price of one here. I believe it was dyed with eucalyptus, and its beauty has to be seen for real to be believed.
This one also dictated the colour scheme of the sampler quilt: olive greens, pewter greys, tawny browns. Appropriately enough, the background is also eco-dyed and came as a gift from Catherine. It’s a sturdy textured cotton – I believe I recall her saying it came from an old pillowcase – and it suits the circle perfectly.
I think this is all going to be rather exciting after all.