Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Goin' Green...................

If you're from the Midwest(US) you're probably familiar with this saying. It's when a bad storm is coming upon you with the possibility of a tornado. The best way to describe it is everything takes on a green color, the sky, the trees & even your skin. It's like looking through a camera lens with a green filter on it & I have to say it's the most beautiful thing to see. (If you ever saw the movie Tornado, there's a scene where they talk about goin' green.) It may seem odd to mention beauty with such destruction, but it's a remarkable site!! I now live in the Pacific NW & there's not much that I miss about leaving the Midwest, except for "goin' green" & their wonderful lightning & thunder storms, they can be pretty unbelievable!




But that's enough about that...............the reason for me goin' green, I did a wonderful color run between Dharma's Royal Blue & Sun Yellow. In DyeHard_RunOff, we do swaps of a 7-color run from one color, I chose Royal Blue to the other color, Sun Yellow. I soon discovered that I was missing some interesting colors in between those 7 steps, so I decided, since I already had the dye solutions mixed that I would go ahead & hit the colors in between those 7 steps, giving me a 13-color run & I found some beautiful colors!!

You always end up with left over dye solution after your project, (well at least I do) & what better way to use them....make parfaits!! I was really happy with how these turned out.



This last photo, I had to share with you. This was part of the 13-color run (I think it was step 5). The mottling on this is fabulous!! Funny thing is, when I try to intentionally mottle fabric in a dye bath, it never turns out. It's when you're not planning for it, THIS happens!! I think it's my favorite piece of the batch.

3 comments:

Vicki W said...

Those are really beautiful colors! I always make parfaits with my leftovers too and they are usually my favorite fabrics.

Karen said...

Wow, those are just stunning Tracy, they turned out really well and I know what you mean about random happenings. The best parfaits always seem to be those ones that are only a fat eighth.

MargaretR said...

Those colours are magic. I happen to be in love with those shades and have used a lot of them recently. I go through stages when I love certain colours at certain times and I don't realise this until someone mentions it:)