Today’s photo after tea dye on the right – yesterdays on the left. I moved two baskets since then – they were so light they blended in and I really do not want to make more – I moved them to corners. I do not have the blocks that I took out in the same order and that helps a bit too. The tea dye didn’t get the blocks as dark as I had hoped but a little darker.
I don’t think the light colored blocks that showed up so much on yesterdays post stand out near as much and that was the main aim. I have not started to sew anything together yet but really don’t want to waste a lot more time on arrangement. I don’t find those blocks near the distraction as they were on the previous post.
Can you see the difference in color for this light color block? the one on the underside is the tea dyed block. I brewed 10 tea bags in a gallon of water for about 10 minutes then soaked the squares in it for 30 minutes. Rinsed in cold water two times and laid flat to dry.
And the other one – this one didn’t take the dye hardly at all. The tea dyed is on the top.
So I think I am going with this. After moving a few more pieces around I feel almost dizzy playing with it if you know what I mean – like after awhile you just feel like you will mess it up if you keep playing with it!! Now if there is anything that really stands out to you and you think should be moved let me know today – I will probably start to sew the rows on Tuesday.
Right now I have been thinking of how to finish this all off in the end. I will add the half square triangles and the corners of course. Then I will look and see what I have in brown or a dark reddish color and add a narrow sashing all around. Then possible patchwork (more 4 patches?) in the beige’s for a wide border – or a collection of pieces from the beige’s in rectangle sizes I did this in another quilt and it worked well – all around with possibly a applique pattern in the final border. For applique I am thinking a brown vine twisting all around with a little bit of fall leaves scattered and maybe some small pumpkins in the corners – not bright orange but more of a brownish/orange – and call the quilt Fall Harvest – the baskets make me think of collecting vegetables from the garden and adding pumpkins would tie in. I am linking up to MCM#85 Cooking Up Quilts today and Love, Laugh, Quilt .
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