Well, hello there! I've been busy with real life and haven't been able to post anything for a couple of days. I went snoop shopping this past weekend. Isn't this cute? and how easy it would be to make! Not that I'll get around to making one. Nope. Won't happen. But I can enjoy it on the shelf.
Remember those paintbuckets of scraps from a previous post? Well, I finally got around to sorting through the lights like I had previously done to the darks. I found some nasty poly/cotton in there that wasn't worth saving and all these scraps of various white-on-white fabrics. Now really. I am planning on using the light scraps in a String-X quilt. If I use them like I plan, then the WOW pieces will look like a hole between the corner triangles. Uh-Uh. Not. Sew, as I was pressing the light scraps I pulled the WOW as I came to them.
I put the WOW into a gallon sized baggie, added a bit of water and the rest of a bottle of OLD Rit tan dye and squished it around. I put it on the cold concrete floor in the basement next to the washing machine to batch. I got to thinking that the dye I used was really old and maybe wouldn't work very well so I bought another bottle and added about 1/3 of it to the baggie. And let it batch for several more days.
Now, I never said this was a scientific process. But here are some of the results of this overdying. The first photo is typical of what I expected. But the second photo shows some unexpected results. Oooo, Oooo. I wish I had more of that center piece! And what happened to 'tan'? The photo isn't quite true, because the white ink actually turned sliverish-gray. Way Kewl! And sew, my lights became mediums and are now in the dark bucket.