I've finally finished my great-aunt Bush's quilt! She was recently placed in hospice care, so I wanted to send her something cozy to cuddle with.
I settled on a Poetica fat quarter bundle in rose ballad from Hawthorne Threads and got to work. This actually took me a full 2 weeks! I do have to account for summer - the kiddos are home and demand entertainment AND my A/C was broken for 3 days .. the hottest 3 days in PA this year of course. I had some Kona Champagne for the sashing and I found a hot pink in my stash as well. The drama happened when I was finishing up the quilting and noticed that the white part of my sewing machine was tinted hot pink. Yikes! I pre-washed the *&)* fabric and it still stained my machine. I hesitated to wash the quilt when it was finished for fear of bleeding, but I'd recently read a blog that mentioned this product...
It didn't bleed! I'm a believer - thanks SHOUT!
Poetic Shouting finished at about 68"x90" with 12.5" blocks.
|close up of backing fabric|
Have you ever had a completed quilt ruined with color bleeding? What was your solution?