I sewed along with Pam Buda earlier this summer, and made my version of Abigail's Doll Quilt.
I intended to make this in blue.
Actually, I did make it in blue. I had just enough of this really pretty indigo pin dot to make an abbreviated version of Pam's quilt. I wish I had taken a picture.
So what happened is, I tried to "age" mine. I dipped it in a coffee bath to give the muslin a stained look. The muslin wasn't having any of it, but the back turned a very dark brown. Not wanting that, I went ahead and re-dipped it in a diluted bleach solution, and watched in horror as it sucked the color right out of that beautiful blue. Leaving it a very lovely ... gray.
Let me say that I'm usually pretty successful when it comes to using bleach. I know how to properly use it to get all sorts of stains out of clothing, etc. and when soaked in a weak solution, I've even be able to ever-so-slightly fade the commercial color from a cotton fabric. Never in my life though, have I seen what happened here. I was, and still am, stunned.
At least I got the brown out of the back.
I can't say I'm entirely unhappy, as it is still a nice little doll quilt, and it really is a very lovely shade of blue/gray. I even found a little cubbyhole to hang it in.
Meanwhile I finished yet another scrappy Log Cabin top:
I'm debating whether or not to fix my mistake, or leave it and call it "quirky". Thoughts?
And a sneak peek at another project I've been working on:
That's about it for today, now go check out Wendy's blog for more Monthly Mini's!