A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Well, on Sunday afternoon I sandwiched this quilt. Lots and lots of pins and smoothing. Some drama was involved! I found that I had a stain from something, who knows what, on one of the blocks. So...I took the quilt top to the sink and thought I would rinse out the little stain. Well guess what? The pink sashing fabric ran all over everything!! You would think that all fabric nowadays would be color fast...NOT! So...I stay stitched the edges, and threw the whole thing in the washing machine. Rash, I agree...but four rinses and lots of color catchers later, the pink is gone. OK! I am sold on prewashing fabrics now...sold, I tell ya! It was a matter of a ruined quilt, one way or another...so I am glad it worked out, and hey, all the applique stayed in place just fine!
A close up. I intend to quilt all around each block first, then add in all the detailed quilting as I can. I think this will be a multi year project for sure...but if I don't start, I will never get done!! So here goes...Kathy, I have something to show for Slow Stitching Sundays!!
I made more melons...I am not sure now where I am going with this. I like using the little pieces up and like the chaos of all the colors...not sure exactly what to do. I was going to make a big quilt, but maybe not...maybe use them in a border? Hmmmmmm...I will dream on it!!