Okay, I take it all back, this Stained QAL top really did turn into a beast!



I used a flannellette sheet for the backing, thinking it would make it warmer and toastier, but it was a nightmare to feed through my machine - the feed dogs just weren't that keen to grip it, even with the walking foot.  It would be fair to say I had several wrestling matches between Sunday night and last night to get to this stage!  I had happily declared weeks ago that I was going for organic wavy line quilting - just as well, because I'm not sure I could have done a straight line to save myself!  I completely eyeballed the spacing (adding to the organicness you know ;o) ) and although I had a brief mental dalliance with making it organic wavy cross hatching, I got a grip on myself ;o)

Now I've got the binding on, and it's just jumped into the washing machine with 3 colour catchers - fingers crossed that pinky/purply binding doesn't give me a stained pinky/purply quilt!

23 comments:

  1. Oh can't wait to see it!!
    Did you have the flannel on top or underneath - just wondering if having the dodgy fabric on top is better - I have a couple of fleecy backed one to do at some point x

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  2. Oh it is so lovely. Well done to you for wrestling the beastie into submission!

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  3. This looks lovely and I'm sure your organic, wavy lines look fantastic too! I have actually prewashed a fair amount of this fabric collection together with some kona white (sans color catcher too, eep!) and I didn't have any issues with bleed. I can't wait to see it finished. :)

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  4. Oh it`s really really gorgeous Katy - just my cup of chai!

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  5. Its a proper beauty Katy! Beast indeed. Hadleys got a point tho, shoulda had the flannelette stuff on top. I'll keep that in mind for when I next try it!!!

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  6. Well done for taming the beast - you just need show these quilts who's boss!

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  7. You've left it at a cliffhanger, now we're all sitting here wondering if the colour catchers are working!! Yay for organic quilting. That is one gorgeous quilt!!

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  8. You are just crackin me up! Watching your mind through this is simply hilarious :)

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  9. You can't tell by looking at this beauty that it's actually a beast. Hope the color catchers do their job. It's always a bit scary the first time in the wash. Hugs

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  10. I'm SO jealous that you had THAT much Innocent Crush to make a whole quilt. I love AMH.

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  11. I hope all goes well with the washing. I know some one that made a white quilt for a show. King size. Put it in the wash to get a couple of marks out. Surprise, surprise she took it out and the whole thing was pink.
    Hugs

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  12. All that and you are helping me with my Blog. What can I say?

    Hugs ♥

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  13. Finger's crossed!! Can't wait to see the reveal :)

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  14. It's wonderful - well worth the wrestling! XCathy

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  15. Oooh, yay for a finished quilt! I hope the color catchers worked!

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  16. I know all about wrestling with quilts! Looks like you won! WIshing you luck with the color catchers.

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  17. can't wait to see! its gorgeous as is!

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  18. Well done for persevering. It looks great

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  19. Grr, blogger's default 'lightbox' idea for photos makes it much harder to zoom in to a photo, can you take some close up shots please :-). It looks fab, but I am still needing inspiration fir mine. Hope the wash went well

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  20. Can't wait to see the finished shots (gratuitous close ups please!) I have had the same problem with flannel backing - it was a pain in the arse and puckered awfully. Sounds like yours behaved a bit better though!

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  21. It looks great!!! I'm wondering if you washed the backing first?? Would it have helped to starch the hell out of the backing??? maybe you tried that. I just have this urge to try to solve sewing and quilting problems.

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  22. It certainly is a lovely quilt so well worth it! I just used numerous color catchers with my red and white quilt. Thank goodness I did or it would have been a pink quilt!

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  23. Fingers washed that everything came out perfectly in the wash! Beautiful quilt.

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