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Thread: tea dye followup - wall hanging

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    tea dye followup - wall hanging

    I posted a bit ago about tea dying fabric and, as usual, got super helpful advice here. The top I was working on is done - it is for a wall hanging above my piano where I currently teach 23 students. I can't wait to get it completed so they can see it!

    Nothing was quite as I wanted it. Couldn't find the border fabric I wanted so used the tube block method to make some. My block fabric was too bright white so that's where the tea dying came in.

    Fabric - I have a large collection of music fabric. I make quilts for each high school senior who sticks with piano lessons that long. That's one girl this year, one the next, and ... if they stick with it three the year after that. SO ... I collect music fabric.

    Panel and pattern: from http://www.blockpartystudios.com/shopping/patterns.asp

    Size: 44" Square

    I wasn't sure if I would dye the border, but I'm thinking not. The center is almost too dark - I got a bit carried away with the spray bottle - and I'm hoping that by leaving the border undyed it will lighten the effect overall. (The piano fabric in the border is a cream, not a white. The original note and panel fabrics in the blocks were a bright white.)
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    Last edited by JanTx; 02-27-2012 at 12:00 AM.
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    That came out great! Love the fabrics and the pattern
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    That is sooooo pretty. Love the fabric.


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    Very very pretty

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    it's a terrific wall hanging. i love the tea dye!
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    That is awesome. Love the fabric and the pattern. Have been looking for music fabric. Thanks for sharing.

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    Oh it turned out beautiful! Great Job!!

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    Very pretty!!! That will look great hanging behind the piano! Great work!
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    I think it is perfect just the way it is! The tea dyeing really pulled everything together. Your piano border fabric is a great colour to go with the others. I like yours much better than the picture on the website. Super wallhanging!

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    Gorgeous! Fabric choices and placements are superb! I admire your talents in quilting and music.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Beautiful! I've not heard of tea dyeing - love the effect. This will be perfect behind the piano
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    Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

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    I like it the way it is! The tea-dye is awesome. I'll have to try that some time. FTS!

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    Love the tea-staining, turned out just perfect!

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    It came out wonderful! Love that piano fabric, I don't remember ever seeing it before.

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    That is beautiful!!!
    enjoy your life...it's the only one you have!!!
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    piano fabric:
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005DHZZCS/...SIN=B005DHZZCS

    The BAD thing is that as I searched for that to share with you I found some I don't have ... hmmmm.... is it possible to have too much of a good thing?
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryMo View Post
    Gorgeous! Fabric choices and placements are superb! I admire your talents in quilting and music.
    I second those emotions! Beautiful!
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    I love it! Good job!!!
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    It is wonderful. I love a variation in the colors of the tea dyeing.
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    This is fabulous....love the verses and fabrics. Verywell done!

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