I stepped away for a bit for a busy time with family which involved celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving! We are three days into rain, here, but I am happy to report that I got out in the garden yesterday and, after four days of doing other things, the barn snapped into two acceptable forms yesterday.
And below, piecing, with not all the kinks worked out, yet.
There is finally a sense of bulk and a feeling of season, so I know how to proceed.
This is one of two black walnut trees on our property. I’m gathering nuts for dyeing, but for now, the indigo vat is still producing color.
I dunked one of the Middle Passage quilt’s lower edges into the vat.
This is what it looked like pre-quilting and dunking.
As one of my students noted, there is something about the blue batting that brings home the act of dyeing… otherwise, one might assume that the fabrics were blue when chosen? Not sure, but I there is something about that batting.