Monday, February 4, 2013
its fun to watch it grow on the design wall. Not exactly sure what size quilt it will be yet.
you can see all the information about the quilt in my last post HERE
Yes I decided to add in other fabrics , still thinking do I add in a few more beiges and maybe a few tans to give it more of an aged look right away.
Here you can see Linda's she made a blue and white one recently! Still love the red and white one too.
I spent a lot of time washing and ironing the blues and shirtings after reading this post Jan wrote at BE*MUSED blog. About a year or so ago I stopped washing my fabric I never had a problem with colors running when I washed my quilts, I think the process has improved over the years. BUT when I saw the shrinkage pictures she linked to I was convinced to start washing again. I doubt I will rewash all the fabric in my stash just to make sure but when I start a new quilt and pull fabric I will wash all the fabric. From now on when fabric comes into the house I will wash it.
Have to admit after washing and ironing all the fabric this weekend I am using for this quilt I was surprised at how I didn't miss that job! I will admit though it was nice working with soft chemical free fabric you can tell the difference. It was worth the work in MHO.