Happy Friday everyone. I've been away this week so have not done my usual 2 postings. This is a quilt post, but hopefully will also be fun, you can decide.
In the sewing room I have been watching the first season of Revenge. Okay, I've been raging it actually. Watching one after another. So I worked on several little projects and this little Doll quilt was one of them.
It is made of leftover blocks from various swaps. The center block was in a bag of scraps that Jill and I swapped. What a bonus for me!!
When it was done I decided it looked too new, so I over dye it with Rit Dye - Tan in a wash tub.
The full directions are hidden on the inside of the package.
First step is to wash the quilt to remove any sizing or other chemicals that may be on the fabric.
Here is my tub with salt, mild detergent (I just used Palmolive and a sprinkle of Rit dye, maybe 2-3 Teaspoons.
Here it is soaking. I let it soak about 15 mins, checking it and keeping it moving with a spoon.
When I was thought it was cooked, I rinsed it and and here it is while still wet.
And here it is dried - so don't freak out about how dark it is while wet, it will lighten up when dried.
While I was working on this little doll quilt I thought "hey, why not dye some natural muslin as long as I have the basin prepared"?
here it is before -
And after. I purposefully didn't keep it moving so that it would turn out mottled looking.
It has some funny little red dots (so does the doll quilt) where the dye didn't mix and dissolve all the way I kind of like it.
Have a great weekend everyone!