Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Strippy Nine-Patch Quilt Finished

Binding this quilt has been my evening project while watching the news and/or baseball. It's very heavy. Hmm. Why would a large quilt be heavy? DH is delighted we are keeping this one. Me, too.

Strippy Nine Patch quilt

It's too large to get a photo of the whole quilt so here's a second picture with a slightly different view.

Strippy Nine Patch quilt

Designing these borders was great fun but I really love what Peg chose for quilting. The curved grid on the lights, the feathers in the red.

Border detail of Strippy Nine Patch quilt

A view of another corner that hints at the heavy matchstick quilting in the white.

Border detail of Strippy Nine Patch quilt

Peg added that same quilting in the red and pink strips The simple orange peel arcs makes a lovely contrast.
Quilting details on Nine Patches

Yet another detail shot. Love it. So glad Peg quilted it instead of me.

Quilting detail on border of Strippy Nine Patch quilt

And then I put it in the wash... And it bled. With two color catchers and Synthrapol. Actually it bled everywhere except onto the white. Go figure. Fortunately I set quilts to dry on the floor for a while after washing. The more it dried, the worse the pink looked. But at least the color hadn't set.

So back in the wash with Synthrapol and color catchers three more times until the red quit bleeding. Then repeated day-long soaks in oxygen (not chlorine) bleach to get the color transfer out. Finally back to normal. Lucky catch.

Quilt Details
Size: 84" x 100"
Design: Original
Batting: Mountain Mist Cream Rose 100%cotton
Quilting: Long Arm by Peg Collins, Alamosa, CO, various designs

Peg doesn't have a website but she's on Pinterest. With her permission, her email is: collinspeg(at)hotmail(dot)com if you'd like to consult with her about your own project.

This is an older quilt so I haven't written much about it. The previous post is here.

There's still time to link to Kaleidoscope of Butterflies 20 and consider joining our Butterfly QAL. Details on the linkup.

Enjoy the day, Ann