I finally got this Fishy cot panel quilt finished. Well the binding had been stitched for a little while, but the hold up was washing - I had to wait for the house to be free of clothes airing, so there was room to dry it flat inside...which took awhile! I dont normally wash quilts after I finish them,
but this one needed to be, as a fellow quilter, got stabbed with a pin in the pinning process and a drop of blood ended up on the inner border.
I waited until I had finished the quilting and binding, then I gave it a rub with Sard soap in cold water on the affected spot and it came out no worries, phew! Then I machine washed the whole quilt - on a gentle wool wash cycle, with a wool detergent. Thats how I always wash my quilts and I put these washing instructions on my labels....do you including washing instructions when you give away a quilt?
Another Aussie Hero quilt, finished and in the post to a serving soldier. I started this top last year when we lived in Adelaide. Most of it was pieced with the other ladies I meet, who also made quilts for Aussie Hero quilts and lived near me. It brings back fond memories. I found it recently and realised it was 75% done, only had to make a couple of extra blocks - it had gone into a box because I needed a non directional Aussie theme print - the kangaroo paw flowers saved the day! I like the way the different greens make it sparkle a bit, as the darker animal fabrics are a bit dull, still I like them. And the Spotlight bargain platypus fabric made a great backing fabric, so I think I covered Australiana as a theme quite well!
Happy quilting, Sue.