Thursday, August 28, 2014

Churn Dash Done

My little Churn Dash, or Double Monkey Wrench, or it goes by yet another couple dozen names, made with 1930's reproduction fabrics, was finally done this morning. I finished the hand quilting yesterday, but needed to do the binding through the evening. I popped it into the washer with a Shout Color Catcher, and took it outside to dry in the shade. I made it for a family in another part of the U.S., and I specifically wanted a very traditional baby quilt from the Midwest.

Back to the Shout Color Catchers for a minute. Wow! Amazing! I'm impressed. I have a stack of quilts that are going to get washed finally. I followed the directions, and stuck the sheets in a lingerie bag. No color transference at all on any load. The sheets themselves were full of color. I'm sold on them.

Today I need to cut out, and piece the next baby quilt top. This one will be modern with an updated fabric palette, and I'm flying by the seat of my pants on it. The center will have a plus sign, and the rest will be concentric squares in varying fabrics. I only know that the length of the longest square cannot exceed my longest measurement of fabric unless I want to piece the strip, and I think that would take away from the design. I'm excited about the colors, and have been playing with different sequences.

My Teflon oven mat and Genie Magic Bobbin Washers came yesterday. I installed both, but had limited time to really get a feel for them. Now that they're here, though, I can go back to machine quilting the work I started last Thursday. I'll let you know what I think.

There's ironing to do for the washed fabrics, and videos to watch on The Free Motion Quilting Project. I'd better get moving! It's going to be a great day.

Up and at 'em, Doxie girls.
Let's go sew.

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