Monday, May 23, 2016

Whats my issue with staining quilts



I can not figure out what my deal is lately.  I keep making quilts and then staining them.  Today I am doing a partial show of a quilt I made for a family that lives a couple blocks from me that just had their 4th daughter.  I will show off the full quilt later but here is a teaser from my Binding.



The picture above was taken just after I finished the binding.  I think it looks pretty neat just laying there on the table but that is not really what this post is about.  I did some free motion quilting on this quilt and its not something I am good at.  This quilt screamed for something other then my normal strait line quilting.  My wife tells me I did it more dense then she would have liked, but I think it turned out pretty fantastic.  Though what I want to share is my bad luck in the washing machine.  My kids it seems washed a pen recently.  Well Pens and a new quilt do not mix well.  You cant hardly see it, but in the picture below there is a long black streak on the quilt that is ink.  My wife washed it a second time and yep got the ink out on the back and got new ink on the front.  It took 2 more washes to get all the ink out.  Will give more pictures later of the finished quilt.





3 comments:

Lisa said...

There is product that cleans your washer, just pop it in once a month .

Podunk Pretties said...

Practice makes perfect. No one is good at free motion at first. Kudos to you for stepping outside your comfort zone.

desertskyquilts said...

I like the dense quilting on this one. It seems just right. FMQ? I'd rather longarm, thanks. LOL

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