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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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    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!
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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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    You always post the neatest stuff Deb! That is amazing and you are so talented. The May American Quilter magazine has a project to do with Renae's Amazing mini ray ruler and Shiva artist's paintsticks. It's a design by Sue McCarty and it looks very interesting but yours is better.

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    VERY NICE quilt!!

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    Breathtakingly beautiful. You have a special knack for this type of painting. Thanks for sharing.

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    Your quilt is elegant!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    That is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the effect of the "rings" -- they look like they glow. Beautiful! Wow!
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    You did a wonderful job!
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    That is so pretty. I love what you did. I would have never thought of sponging with rit dye.
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    Very clever and artistic of you. This is beautiful.
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    Will you do one for me?!!!

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    Oh! What an artist you are! Brilliant!

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    Just Beautiful

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    Fantastic! I would have never dreamed how beautiful it would turn out! Awesome job!
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    This is beautiful work!

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    Very cool, nice painting. How did you dye the fabric using the microwave
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    Awesome looking quilt! No way I could do that-You have a one of a kind masterpiece there!

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