Today I finished quilting and coffee staining my Fall quilt.
Before quilting and staining.
|2/3 c boiling water, instant coffee and mister|
|Make sure the instant coffee is completely dissolved|
|Fill the mister (don't burn your fingers)|
I draped the quilt over the island in my kitchen and started misting with the coffee mixture - very scary - LOL
I misted it quite heavily not knowing what the end result would be.
Here you can see the difference in the coffee stained block and non stained block - I really like the results of the first block so I continued but with a 'lighter' hand (knowing I could add more if needed.
Here's the quilt after I coffee stained all the creamy white areas and I'm quite pleased with the results. The creamy white areas do not look as bright. :-) The picture may not show the difference but trust me it looks much, much better. :-)
I tossed the quilt in the dryer hoping the heat would set the coffee staining (as it would any other stain) but it may wash out the first time it's washed with detergent.
One of the local quilt stores carries a distressing/aging liquid that may be more permanent so I'll pick some up soon. In the meantime I'll bind it and hang it for decorative purposes. :-)