I completed this latest recycled, ecodyed, hand quilted piece yesterday, after four full days of passionate stitching.
The fabrics are cotton and linen dyed with tin can lids, rusted washers and squiggly ornament hooks in various plant/metal concoctions. Backing is walnut dyed recycled cotton, and the quilt is sandwiched with cotton batting.
This is the biggest recycled-ecodyed-hand quilted piece I've done, and I love it. I have another piece, slightly bigger than this one's 23x22 inches, ready to quilt. But I have other projects to move forward on before that.
Eons ago (like, the mid 1970s), this little 1x2 inch scrap of index card fell out of a used book I'd purchased at the Bodhi Tree Bookstore in West Hollywood. It's one of the tidbits of ephemera that's traveled with me since then.
What's most interesting to me is that I still remember where it came from and even what book it was in (an early edition of Ernest Holmes' The Science of Mind), but I can't remember what I had for supper on Friday!