I have finished adding color to my Peacock Quilt and I lurv it! I'm definitely, positively, 100% in love with the process and will be pursuing it further.
It took a couple of hours to tint it but it was so relaxing and vegitating (meaning I didn't have to think about it, or anything at all for that matter.) This is pretty much how I spent my afternoon (after running a 5k this morning - pictures soon) while waiting for my migraine meds to kick in: color in, paint with textile medium, heat set, repeat, and repeat... and repeat. You get the idea.
I'll have to do a tutorial on the process... maybe... if you're nice to me... ok you twisted my arm! Tutorial to come soon. If you are interested that is.
Now all I have to do is decide on the border. I'm thinking a scalloped border ... although I dread doing a scalloped binding. Anyway I think a scalloped border would go along very well with the whole elegant grandeur of the peacock theme. I'm also thinking this little guy is either a king or a prince - I can't decide which. You do know that the pretty peacocks are all boys right? The name of the quilt will be .... wait for it ... King Julian or maybe Prince Julian, maybe king Benjamin - the most noble king I know but somehow I don't see him as being a showy kind of guy.
Now I have to wait 7 days, 7 whole days! before I can wash it. I want to wash it in hopes of the "poofiness" coming back. When you heat set the color you have to press it with an iron and the "poofiness" has been flattened - somewhat. I am a little nervous about washing it, that is why I'm waiting 7 days - exactly what the instructions on the textile medium say to do. I'm not taking any chances of the color washing out or worse, bleeding.