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Another one finished….

First off….I’m going to apologize in advance. I’m posting this from my IPad and it likes to put words in my mouth. I ticked another project off my summer to-do list. I finished my charity quilt. My sister and I have been making lap quilts for the veteran’s home. While my top has been finished for a while, I put a off quilting it. I wanted to put it on my Hinterburg frame with my Juki TL 98. I have a love/hate relationship with this set-up. When it works, it’s great! When it doesn’t it’s a nightmare. I’ve had more nightmares than sweet dreams. Because of this, I stopped using it. I decided to give it another chance. Loaded up the quilt. That was an adventure in itself since I forgot how to do it. Got it loaded up and fired up the machine. Guess what! It worked beautifully. I was finished in two and a half hours. Only had a small tension problem that was easily fixed. I only did a meandering design to eliminate any extra pressure!

After I bound the quilt, I tossed it into the washing machine. When I pulled it out, I saw that one of the reds had run. Dang! That hadn’t happened to me in years! See what happens when you become complacent? My sister and I worked on the next charity quilt. Didn’t make the progress we had hoped.  But that’s another post for another day!


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10 thoughts on “Another one finished….

  1. I so love that quilting pattern….seems like it ‘flatters’ so many patterns and you did it so well! I have really come to depend on the Shout Color Catchers when I wash such items. Haven’t disappointed yet! Hugs, D

  2. mary on said:

    Candy- your charity quilt looks great! The project today was fun. I’m gonna work on it some more Thursday.

    Ya know, I had a red bleed not so long ago. I was mad about that. So I tried the color catchers and I have to say- I was very disappointed in it. It appeared to dull up some of my fabrics? I don’t know how or what happened but I won’t use it again. It was as if my quilt had been washed 30 times. Fabrics faded. 😦

    • Mary, Have never noticed that happening with any of the quilts I’ve used the ‘Catchers’ on……will definitely be aware of that. I do not prewash my fabrics, generally, and I know that reds are notorious ‘bleeders’ ( I use that color a lot). When removing the sheet after washing/drying something containing deep red, or blue, that is the tint that shows on the sheet. Thanks for the “heads up” though!

  3. Cindy @ In A Stitch on said:

    I’m sure the recipient of the quilt will love it anyway. It looks wonderful as does the quilting.

  4. basildonkitchens on said:

    It’s a beautiful quilt – The run (though thoroughly annoying) is relatively small. I’m really sure that the recipient will be more happy with a wonderful, handmade quilt. Good job – your quilting is GREAT!!!

  5. It’s gorgeous!

    That’s good to know about the Shout color catchers.

  6. Elisabeth on said:

    Candy, this quilt is great. I love the composition of your photo, too.

  7. Sybil on said:

    Beautiful. You are just zooming through your summer to-do list….it must feel great!

  8. I love this quilt! I have some little striped blocks left over from my first two quilts – I wouldn’t be surprised if they end up in a quilt that looks a lot like this! Thanks for the inspiration.

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