I started in on the next Foreclosure Boro today, a glimpse into a neighborhood in northwest Cape Coral, FL. When I went to buy more of the linen I used for the last boro, it was all gone, argh. So I'm experimenting until more arrives with a deep navy blue linen. Bleaching it was interesting, there's a sudden turning point when it gives up all it's color. Here is the water rinse after bleaching. I loved the color and the little threads.
I managed to pull the pieces out just before they turned pale brown. One minute and poof. Yesterday the sun was out and the pieces dried in no time in the sun. Today, the fog had rolled in, brrr.
I like how the bleaching is imperfect, leaving little blotches of navy here and there. Maybe next time I'll tie the pieces into bundles for more of the effect.
Here's the general layout for this piece below. Larger than the last one, it will be 50" long when it's finished. I'm thinking about bleaching out the foreclosed lots, perhaps tearing into the cloth and restitching it. See the little navy bleached sample to the right?
We shall see how it turns out. I'm looking forward to working a little larger. In the meantime, the large foreclosure quilt goes on and on ...