Friday, December 4, 2015

before and after

remember the applique hearts and the stark white background print?


well, it's been tea-dyed and basted and the quilting has begun....no fancy designs, just outline etc.  and in case you don't notice the difference, here's a shot of the before and after...


so it did tone it down quite a bit.  this is my first tea-dye effort and not entirely sure i did it right, although did take a glimpse of the directions on a you-tube video.  now to find something for a binding.  not in love with it but perhaps with time it'll become more endearing.  a good idea gone wrong maybe?  we'll see.....can always remove the hearts and start over.  in the meantime, FWS continues and some holiday sewing as well.  december marches on and snow is getting closer but none yet.  keeping fingers crossed....

6 comments:

  1. The tea-dying is a nice touch. I like it, but if you don't, would a feather stitch over the seam lines make it more endearing to you?

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    1. good idea...will try if need be....i DO like the hearts and i like the backgrounds, not sure i like them together but may be...

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  2. I love that feather stitch idea! Your mini quilt is quite pretty from here, well done. So, your fingers are crossed FOR snow? I'll think flaky, white thoughts for you~

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    1. not at all mrs g....keeping fingers crossed that it doesn't get here...lol...a wasted effort but worth a try!

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  3. wow, what a difference the tea-dye made, I like the creamy toned down version much better! But of course I love all the tans, too.

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  4. I think it looks wonderful! I like how mellow it looks.

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