Sunday, August 13, 2006

Here it is :-)

The quilt is 48" x 72".
I machine quilted 1/4" inside every 4" square and where the 16 patch forms I have quilted the inner 4 patch in the ditch.
I am nearly out of blue-ish purples after making 2 colour purple and white quilts for both DDs, and the binding is made from 3 different purples.
This will be my DD1's lap quilt on the couch. She already has one for her bed, which I made some years ago.
I must admit I broke a sweat when I was ironing the newly washed and dried quilt this morning, seeing that one of the purples had bled.
This was a very expensive hand dyed fabric I had bought here in Norway several years ago.
It was prewashed.
I put the quilt in the washing machine again, with colour catchers and it came out all right !
The bleeding was not that very noticeable before the washing either, but the knowledge would have bugged me.
I know I will not save these hand dyes anymore !
The company making them is not in business anymore, and the fabric is not that pleasing to work with - to thick - like sheet quality.

20 comments:

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Oh thank goodness for a color catcher! Whew!!! That quilt is soooo pretty, I'm sure your DD will enjoy it alot.

quiltpixie said...

I'm so glad that the running didn't wreck the quilt! What a scare you must have had.

computerpeach said...

what a scare!! I don't blame you for not working with those anymore.

Marcie said...

Love that dye catcher! Glad it worked for you. The quilt is fabulous. Now you can start buying more purple, since you have depleted your stash! The red and yellow is really neat. i never would have thought to do the strips on the triangles. It is so neat! I like the tri-recs also. My last blog entry shows a quilt I made with that ruler.

Norma said...

I love those colour catchers! I don't know what I did before they were on the market. They have often "saved my bacon"!

Mary said...

Very pretty - I like this 4 patch pattern although I make my backgrounds scrappy too. I'm sure both your daughters love their quilts.

Karen said...

Hanne, the subtle blending of the purple shades is so artistic.

Leah S said...

Lovely quilt, glad it didn't get permanently ruined! :)

Susan said...

The fabric may not be great, but it made a beautiful quilt!

ForestJane said...

I'm glad things turned out ok. :) And I'd sure wash what you have left a few more times!

Ann said...

What a lucky dd! This is a gorgeous quilt. Glad the bleeding was taken care of! I'm sure she would have still loved it just the same, though!

Passionate Quilter said...

That quilt really turned out nice. I'm sure glad you were able to get out the runaway colors! What a scare!

Jan Mac said...

I love this new quilt. The pattern is simple but very effective. Lucky DDs getting new quilts.

Tonya R said...

Looks beautiful - very graphic. Your daughter will love it. Glad to hear the colour catchers worked for you.

cher said...

hurray for getting this quilt done and it came out great!

Cynthia said...

the quilt is lovely. I'm sure your daughter will be very happy with it.

Shelina said...

That is such a pretty quilt. Congratulations on finishing it. I prewash my fabric, but don't wash them afterwards. I usually give them away or use them as is. Eventually they have to get washed. That worries me about the colors bleeding after the fabric has already been prewashed. I'm thinking maybe I should give a box of color catchers when I give a quilt to anybody, especially a bright one!

Patty said...

Very pretty and so happy the dye did not run more than what you noticed. You do beautiful quilting.

Tazzie said...

Hey there Hanne
I love the quilt, it's really cute, and your daughter will love it, I know it! I'm so pleased you were able to get the dye out. From the picture, you'd never know you had any trouble!
*hugs*
Tazzie

Hedgehog said...

This is a gorgeous quilt! Thanks for sharing it.