What a difference a day makes:
My 12″ x 12″ blue alternate grid quilt is pieced. After I pieced the first few rows, I realized this would have been much easier if I’d fused the triangles onto the background fabric. Not only would it have been easier, I think the negative space would have read better as negative space. I stupidly didn’t dye enough fabric, so couldn’t start over.
And a note about dyeing these gradations. I’ve dyed gradations for all the pure MX dyes available in the USA and keep the fabric strips neatly in a binder. You’d be surprised that cutting it down sequentially – 1%, 2%, 3%, 4% did not give me a good gradation. These were dyed at 12%, 3%, 1.5% and .25% DOS – depth of shade. It really doesn’t take much time to dye a lot of DOS swatches for each pure dye, and I find I refer back to them frequently.
Now to decide how to quilt this piece.