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Thread: Sponge dying with Rit dye and painted roses

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    Sponge dying with Rit dye and painted roses

    I sponge dyed the background with Rit dye leaving light spots for the places that I wanted to paint. Because the fabric was wet I knew dye would migrate a little into the area that was not dyed for a soft edge. The sea sponge really got a nice texture with the Rit dye. It would make a good blender fabric. I used the microwave to set the Rit . I had never heard of using a sponge and Rit dye before and was very pleased with results.

    Then I took Renae's mini rays and did the design going from a circle to an 8 sided border just as I had made when I dyed the fabric. I painted it with fabric paint you can get at JoAnns, Hobby Lobby, Michael's etc. The rose pattern is actually a Dover publication embroidery pattern blown up. Then I quilted the dyed portion with green thread and the undyed portion with grey thread. The green portion has feathers and the lighter has a feather meandering. Can you tell I love feathers.

    This is my second project with the Renae's rays and I want to duplicate this design. I have leaves stamped using real leaves on one ready to quilt.
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    Last edited by debcavan; 04-28-2012 at 04:49 PM. Reason: can' typet
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    That is just awsome!!! Wish I could paint like that.

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    You did a great job!! Thanks for sharing.

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    That is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the effect of the "rings" -- they look like they glow. Beautiful! Wow!
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    that is just one awesome quilt! I would love being able to paint like that!

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    Stunning~ you did a wonderful job!
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    Beautiful
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    Wow! That looks awesome!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    I'm a painter also and really want to do something to quilt. Your whole idea is awesome. glenda

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    That is just beautiful. You are very talented.

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