I ran my crayon tinted Sunbonnet Sue block through the washer, just to see how the crayon tinting would hold up.
Here she is before --
And after --
She lost a lot of color and I may follow Bea's suggestion to apply another coat of Crayola to brighten her up again. Or I might not. I can't decide which look I like better. What I absolutely love is what the trip through the washer did to the texture of the piece.
Now I want to make a tinted embroidery baby quilt and fade it like this on purpose. For me, because there's no baby in my immediate future... but who says I can't make myself a baby quilt just because it'll be cute? I'm thinking of this pattern for a Peter Pan quilt. Maybe. Or maybe just some more blocks from the International Sue book.
What I don't know is if I'll have to use the same batting to repeat this texture. The hunk I used for Lobster Sue was left over from my scrappy pinwheels. I didn't like that batting at all, but I've got another crib size package left and I'll need to use it up on something...
Weekly Stash Report
Fabric Used this Week: 2 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 42 3/4 yards
Added this Week: 3 yards
Added Year to Date: 148 yards
Net Added for 2012: 105.25 yards
Yarn Used this Week: 400 yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 730 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 3900 yards
Net Added for 2012: 3170 yards
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