Yeah, sure...I could go buy some dye. But I really wanted to know if the Merlot that stains my favorite clothing might have a beneficial effect on my quilt.
Turns out that after heating with the iron, Merlot turns rather brown.... but still the effect I was going for (click to enlarge). Still plan to add shadowing, etc with quilt stitches, so not overwhelmed with the need to make exactly right now.
Here's a section from the right side. It exemplifies my mixed need for detail and abstract. I hand appliqued the stool top, but used a great batik for section to it's right.