Now, if you are an Asheville lover, please don't be upset, but I don't really find too much that is charming or quaint in that city. (It has almost a mythical reputation here in NC). The traffic is horrendous, even mid-week, and the town seems full of people with way too much money and not enough to spend it on. There is a "frantic-ness" about it that is hard to take, especially if you appreciate a quieter, slower, and definitely less materialistic lifestyle. The one store I like there is called Earth Guild, and they carry all the supplies necessary for dyeing, batik, knitting, felting, etc. I couldn't make it to the store during my visit--I tried one evening after class, but the traffic was just too much for me to try to navigate and get there before they closed at 6:00, and I gave up. Glad to be back home Friday night!
So, I finished up this T-shirt quilt yesterday for a friend of my daughter. The T-shirts were from baby clothes, so the pieces I ended up with were a little small, but I added borders around them to try and get a bigger finished quilt.
Some of the borders were from pieces that I shibori dyed a couple of weeks ago--I have a tutorial posted on my blog about it, if you'd like more information on how to do your own.
Here's the back, mostly with hand-dyes.
Have to throw this in the washer and dryer after work tonight, and it's done.