I dyed a set of three napkins--at least they looked the same. They all measure slightly different for some reason.
So I continued with the theme. This is the second one:
Better. I like the variation in width of the quilting lines, and I kind of like the effect of the strips of fusing. But once again the fusing was shiny. I tried fixing it, and managed to tone it down some by applying some shiva paintstick lightly...as a series, they're working. But I thought I could do better, so this is the third one:
Finally, one I'm happy with. The quilting is minimal, the bird still shows, the mystery still remains.
I had another napkin dyed at the same time, but a different size. I tried drawing a bird with a bleach pen on it. It ended up with a halo effect on some of the lines, and the bird is out of proportion with the size of the piece. I tried overdyeing it with some yellow; it brightened up, but the halos are still show up. So for now I'm setting it aside for some thought.
And I'm dyeing a new set of napkins; ready to continue the series in another color...