Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunday Quilt Inspiration: R U S T

According to Wikipedia, rust occurs when iron or its alloys corrode. Since I asked how does rust occur, and I already knew that answer, I decided to find an answer that I could call scientific
Enter Wonderopolis, which explains it this way: 
The surface of a piece of iron will begin to corrode first in the presence of oxygen and water. Given enough time, any piece of iron will change entirely into rust and disintegrate.

The process of rusting is a combustion reaction, similar to fire. Left in contact with oxygen, iron will react with the oxygen to form rust. 
Thanks to Pinterest, I can show just what rust looks like.

Rust | さび | Rouille | ржавчина | Ruggine | Herrumbre | Chip | Decay | Metal | Corrosion | Tarnish | Patina | Decay | Paul Parsons DétailTexture:   Links by WHO 2003 - weathered, architectural, wrought iron, industrial, close up

Rusty bottle tops | ©Leywood, via flickr

Rust | さび | Rouille | ржавчина | Ruggine | Herrumbre | Chip | Decay | Metal | Corrosion | Tarnish | Texture | Colors | Contrast | Patina | Decay |

And while I am sure that you've seen rust or have an idea of rust, I thought some of these rust-dyed fabrics would be of special interest.
RUST DYEING                                                       …

rust shibori kumo7

This beautiful piece is by Vivian Bonder. Also known as desertbloom at typepad. A little detective work was required to find her surname. Sshibori, rust and indigo - experimental dyeing by Jule Mallett of

And so, a few quilts...all with the beautiful colors that only rust can give. Well, fabric that is the color rust without the actual rust. Since rust causes fabrics to breakdown faster, this is an important distinction.

This quilted autumn table runner is extra wide and long - perfect for your fall or Thanksgiving table. Beautiful russet sunflowers are featured in each block and surrounded by fall leaves, berries, and acorns, along with a multi-colored cobblestone print and a green tiny scroll print. The size is approximately 20 X 70 (51 X 178 cm). It can span your dining room table or drape off the ends of a shorter table, or it can be used as a bed runner. I machine-quilted an all-over meander in gold thr...

Morning Star Quilt. What a great pattern for those fabrics you can't bear to cut up.

Earth Patch Quilt by Donna Sharp Quilts | Donna Sharp Quilts & Accessories | PaulsHomeFashions.comThis beautiful batik quilt was made from the Bakari collection of Artisan Batiks from Robert Kaufman, supplemented with a few other complementary batiks. The colors include shades of blue and brown with rust, green, and gold in prints that are somewhat tribal/ethnic and geometric.  The size is approximately 54 X 62 (137 X 157 cm) - a nice size for a lap quilt, sofa throw, or bed coverlet. I machine-quilted a flowing meander in cocoa brown thread. On the back I used one of the multi-colored ge...

Patterns Bordeaux   Made in lovely rust, olive green, red and brown. This is a great pattern for a blended look wall quilt. Approx. 70" x 70". From red crinoline quilts - Paula Barnes

FREE 1893 Nine Patch Quilt Pattern Download.

Finishing Lines by K. Sperino.  LakeTyeDye says: What a stunning example of whole-cloth quilting with thread-drawing and yarn embellishments. WOW!Wendy Feldberg  “Garden Cloth 1” 2009. Rust print and hand-dye on cotton; free machine embroidery; appliqué; foiling.

Modern Quilt Relish: Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild show up in the gallery

Esch House Quilts: Sedimentary  a perfect marriage of my last favorite quilt and my next one coming up...

Discharge in layers | Artquilt

Have you made quilts using rust-colored or rust-dyed fabrics?

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