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!
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
Oh it is so lovely. Well done to you for wrestling the beastie into submission!
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. 🙂
Oh it`s really really gorgeous Katy – just my cup of chai!
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!!!
Well done for taming the beast – you just need show these quilts who's boss!
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!!
You are just crackin me up! Watching your mind through this is simply hilarious 🙂
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
I'm SO jealous that you had THAT much Innocent Crush to make a whole quilt. I love AMH.
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.
All that and you are helping me with my Blog. What can I say?
Finger's crossed!! Can't wait to see the reveal 🙂
It's wonderful – well worth the wrestling! XCathy
Oooh, yay for a finished quilt! I hope the color catchers worked!
I know all about wrestling with quilts! Looks like you won! WIshing you luck with the color catchers.
can't wait to see! its gorgeous as is!
Well done for persevering. It looks great
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
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!
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.
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!
Fingers washed that everything came out perfectly in the wash! Beautiful quilt.