Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Whatcha woking on Wednesday

Here's something I have been working on..... It's a red and white little quilt that I will put out for February. I also have another red and white quilt top and two table runners that I am working on. My little sewing machine has been a real trooper.
I have a question for all you wonderful people out in blog land......
When you have fabric that is a little too bright and you dye it, what kind of dye/color of dye do you use? My other little quilt is just too bright of a red and way too white for my liking.
Thanks in advance for you thoughts!
Make it a great day-:):):)

12 comments:

Heather's Stitches said...

What a lovely little quilt!

How about some RIT? dye in Tan..I have heard that it works so nice. I have heard that you water it down first and then spray on.

Heather

Kath said...

Hi Jo Anne,
I love your quilt-it's very pretty!!
Hey...that's the same sewing machine I have...mine hasn't figured out how to make a quilt yet! :( LOL!

Have a great day!

Hugs-Kath

Trudy said...

I second the RIT dye using the Tan color. Water it down though, and spray it on just like walnut dye.

What a beautiful quilt:)

Linda said...

I used tan rit dye once and it was great. Aged the colors just enough.

Thimbleanna said...

Love your snowball quilt. I haven't ever dyed anything before -- sorry I can't help!

Clasheen said...

LOVE the quilt, my favourite so far! Just wondering what rit dye is?? I have never heard of it here in Ireland.

Nicola said...

LOVE the red quilt, my favourite so far! Just wondering what 'rit' dye is??

Kimberly said...

Very pretty! I love reds!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

The quilt is gorgeus I hope you show a pic when it is all completed:)
Rondell

Leslie said...

Love the quilt. I keep seeing all of these quilts and I really want to make a simple patchwork for my bed, but I'm just too chicken! LOL

RIT dye in Tan is what I've heard, too. It looks like tea stain without the mess :)

Have a great day!

Leslie

Julie said...

Hi Jo-Anne--- Love what you are making. I use liquid tan rit dye. You can get it at Joanne's or Wal-mart. It works very well. I have also used tea and coffee--but don't care so much for the smell.

We might need to be thinking of another trade soon--Spring is just around the corner:)!!

Have a great day. Julie

lindanuts said...

The only time I ever dyed anything was when I accidently threw a red t-shirt in with the whites!LOL
I am constantly amamzed by your talents....