This is the first example of patch-worked indigo-dyed shibori that I have every really liked. I am now inspired to experiment with it, and maybe even make a quilt?
I've been learning through my explorations of shibori and have been regularly practicing these historical techniques. I've yet to use my indigo dyed shibori in the making of my quilts; for a few reasons. I love solid colors, and I especially love solid colors in (my) quilts. But I do enjoy a hand-dyed look to natural-dyed cloth. The subtle variations of dye with saturation and folds shine with beauty in my eyes. But I choose to go lightly on the prints in my quilts, if any at all, because I like them to feel timeless, and I feel patterns and prints date a quilt. I'm slowly being inspired to play with the idea after viewing this sampler on electric echoes' flicker stream. So thank you Eric Heupel, great looking shibori, and I noticed we are fellow Texas so I hope we cross paths sometime.