Yesterday.... I did this.
And today..... Finished! And very happy...
This quilt finished at 60" x 65". A nice snuggle size quilt.
Although I did consider using white for the background, I went with this off-white, muslin-like solid, that reminds me of a sandy beach.
The binding, a beautiful print called Birch Tree, from the "North by Northwest" collection designed by Maria Kalinowski of Kanvas Studio for Benartex, was my favourite fabric used in the quilt.
When I chose a fleece for the backing, I was quite concerned about puckers forming.
But no worries! It quilted up gorgeously, in organic wavy lines!
This was my first time quilting in that method.
I quilted with wide spaces between the lines and then quilted again between most of the lines.
In hindsight, this is something I would avoid doing in the future, as this caused the top fabric to pull, and it was no longer as smooth. But after washing.... Probably won't make any difference.
Speaking of washing quilts....
I have been looking high and low for the one product I have heard so much about, but never seen on the shelf in any store I have ever been to. Shout Color Catcher.
BUT during the past week, I did find this....
Dr. Beckmann - Colour & Dirt Collector
Up until recently, I had always washed my fabric prior to using them in quilts. But the last few, I have made without prewashing. I do so hope these sheets will do the trick!
Do you prewash your fabrics?
Do you use Colour Catchers or any similar product?