Monday, October 22, 2018

Design Wall Monday--10/22

On my design wall is a challenge project for Sewtopia.  My sister and I will be going to Boston in a few short weeks and need to turn our projects in on day one.  These are the fabrics provided for the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge.

The rules are short and sweet--we can make anything we want but can only use Michael Miller fabrics.  I found a quilt I wanted to make with these fabrics, Wavelength from American Patchwork & Quilting June 2017 issue, by Sharon McConnell.  Since I am trying to use stash, and don't have any Michael Miller fabrics I could identify, I decided to change the fabric I received.  I used Rit Color Remover.  First I had to buy a stainless steel pot to use specifically for the chemical change--and boy it happened fast.  Luckily I tried a scrap from my stash before adding the challenge fabric pieces one at a time.

My husband complained about the smell, but the method worked very well.  I barely dipped and stirred a time or two before fishing out the pieces and rinsing them.  The red turned to an orange, and the blue turned to green.  the advantage of the Rit remover is that it does not need a fixative--once rinsed, it is good to go.  I'm going to use the black and white fabric for the stitch and flip corners. Hopefully I will get about 10 blocks to play with.  

See more design walls on Judy's Small Quilts and Doll Quilts.

5 comments:

Judy D in WA said...

I don't think I've ever heard of dye remover. I can't wait to see what you do with these.

Nann said...

Are you going to use both the original and the changed colorways? I will have to look up that issue of the magazine to see the entire quilt. The color remover would be fun to play with.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Interesting! It will be fun to see what you do with your "new" fabrics - ;))

Janet O. said...

I've used the dye remover on stained whites, but never on something like this. Very clever of you. Curious to see the blocks you make with these fabrics.

Kate said...

Very intriguing. Looking forward to seeing this project come together.