Here it is - the progression of color on this little quilt (finishes at 16 x20)
First is the sepia-tone that I shared previously. Next a similar picture shown in true colors.
And last the finished piece with the walnut crystal dye spritzed all over.
I love how it looks just a little aged. It just seems warmer to me. I have used coffee and tea to dye fabric and finished quilts in the past. It's fantastic to have a new tool in my arsenal. Thanks to Nancy for sharing this idea.
Another thing that just tickles me . . . in the sepia photo, you can see the quilting stitches, but they virtually disappear in the color picture. It's like magic. Honestly the simplest things will just amuse me for hours.
There are a total of 9 patterns in this pack. I think I will do one more (they are just so darned fun) and then get on with the whole cloth. I'm feeling pretty good about my quilt stitch right now and my fingers are feeling a bit toughened up. A couple of good movies this weekend and I'll have a good start.
Slow car stitching!
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