Monday, December 23, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Back in September, I made 2 posts on my debate regarding how to launder the first quilt that I had ever used wool batting for. Opinions were mixed and even the outcome of my experiments were inconclusive. I finished the quilting last night and washed it on a standard warm/cold cycle and dried on delicate/low. I will advise the recipient to use a delicate wash cycle though since my old machine agitation is pretty limited. Because I was concerned that the shrinkage might be un-even, I serged the edges before washing but waited to bind it..
I am very glad that the outer border was tightly quilted since the puffy sections would have created a wavy, wonky outer border (I think).
Monday, December 2, 2013
I so want to get my Red and Green Traditional Applique quilt finished by the end of the year. But can I? That is the question! The final border is in sight this is a big quilt though and the blocks are a good 18 inches if I remember right. The border is at least 10 or 12 inches wide. It has been so long since I made the top that I don’t remember the dimensions anymore except it ends at 100 x 100.
I love these blocks – but the little round circles and all the applique is tedious to quilt around each piece.
And then of course the grid takes forever as well – 3/4 inch – I know some do at 1/2 or even a 1/4 not for me – I want to get done.
I worked on this section last night
On to the border edge today and then I can roll it down again and I think this time the full border will be in sight at the end of the frame. Maybe I can get done by the end of the month – one can always try.