I guess I haven’t said but I have been thinking that quilt is called the landscape quilt. Mainly because of the colors and the horizontal orientation.
I put this quilt into four patches. Then I spent last weekend laying out the squares.
I just didn’t like it no matter how I arranged it. There was too much going on. What bothered me the most were the green and white stripes which were just too garish or Christmassy. So after much thought, I dyed them.
I put together a dye wash and painted the parts I didn’t like. I wrapped them up in plastic bags and left them overnight to process.
Of course, I over estimated how much I needed. So I had a jar full of activated dye, so picked up a few pieces of random fabric that I thought would be much improved by dying.
I just pushed the fabric down and turned the jar a little bit to get the dye to come partway up the sides. In the end, the dye saturated all layers.
I was very happy with how the patches turned out. It was enough of a change to tone down the white stripes. I wonder if my dye is getting old or if I need to use some urea to make the color a little more intense. That being said for this quilt it is perfect.
My “jar” fabric also turned out great. Unfortunately, I can’t show you a before picture, but here is the after:
The dots, hearts and stripes are a light blue. It makes this fabric less Christmassy, less garish. I have already put together some of the patches so my goal is to have the top done by next weekend.