This is the fabric soaking in a soda ash solution, which is the chemical that helps the color absorb into the fabrics.
I have also been documenting my entire process with video, but will have to learn a bit more about video editing until I debut it here. But I should be done with it soon!
Right now I am working on making pillows to go inside my super stellar fabric fort/canopy, and am having a lot of fun playing with different quilting techniques to make them. It's a great way to be able to play with all these different techniques I have been dying to try all year.
Photos of the pillows are coming soon!