On to the 4th piece of fabric in this quilt (moving right to left). This is another piece that was a not-so-great hand-dyed piece. It looked like this.
Kind of splotchy, not particularly pretty. So to add another layer of texture I screen printed with an image of a mustard plant flower, with images overlapping, to create an all-over texture. When I did this particular piece, I think I was actually doing a clean-up technique, using a damp sponge to use up the paint left on the screen before washing. So this was REALLY a salvage piece! Here it is after printing.
And then I cut off a strip to use in Passion Play. It gives a subtle pattern and pop of color to the quilt. So no matter how ugly you think a piece of fabric is, you can always find a place for it, especially by overprinting and cutting it up!