Thursday, January 8, 2015
Surprises Are Always Nice
My bow tie quilt is finished and I was surprised how much the vintage fabric shrunk up! I like it though!
Here's a before the wash picture.....
this is the after picture. It looks much more exaggerated in the photo than real life. Notice how straight my lines look??? (-:
The colors look much better too. All the vintage fabric were 5" squares so they could not be washed ahead of time. I used Quilt Wash and they all but sparkle!
Yesterday I dumped out all the blocks that are mistakes, test blocks or leftovers. I always feel like they are unmined gold waiting to be found. I was surprised how many I had, maybe enough for a few wall hanging quilts.
This is the start of one of them....