I brought this quilt to Quilt Group this week to show them and see what they thought... I have NEVER seen fabric do this before...
The quilt top got wet - with sea water and was left folded up for a bit of time... and the fabric printed itself - the exact design even (so not just bleeding, but copying of the design) onto the plain fabric. See? All homespuns and men's shirts (the men's shirts didn't print). I already sent it through the washing machine and set it out in the sun to dry.
Quilt Group likes the effect and they wonder if I can duplicate the result on the "unprinted" white squares. They say - quilt it. I am thinking - replace the white squares and big white borders. The final border is 2 rows of pieced triangles.
So - what do you think?
NOT that I have any time for quilting right now. It is brush burning season and I am staying busy outside gathering up deadfall and burning brush. My old apple trees take a beating in the winter winds. I burn in a barrel - being near the water - even on a perfectly calm day, the wind kicks up when the tide changes. Nice and contained in the barrel! I am always amazed at the huge amount of brush a hot fire can burn in the course of one afternoon! Lots of my neighbors are burning their lawns, but that just makes me nervous.