Cathy M. showed us this tablerunner/wallhanging she made from the book Skinny Quilts by Kim Schaeffer. The pattern is Flower Pops. She said it is for a friend who went to Africa and brought her back fabrics. Cathy also told us that while the quilt was in a travel bag during a recent trip to Houghton, a small spot of the quilt got wet and dried and the solids ran. Cathy emailed me today and said, “I washed it with a color catcher with an old towel and it came out the way it went in: spot in tack. So I then washed it in color removal for when fabrics bleed. That's when most of the solid fabrics went awry. The African fabrics seem to have held all their colors! The dark green binding is now a khaki color. Some of my green border squares are gray. Some of my dark red strip centers in the border are now brown. My green marble is a lighter green with yellow running through it and the big surprise is the back. The blue and brown stripes are now orange- gold and a funky gold.” Cathy sent me a picture and I don’t think it looks any different from the one above.
This is a picture Cathy sent me. You can see the difference in the color.
This is the back of Cathy’s quilt with a big piece of the African fabric. This picture was taken BEFORE Cathy's attempts to get rid of the color bleed.
A fun time was had by all. Now to get this month’s blocks done. No more waiting until the last minute! I promise!
ON ANOTHER NOTE: Closet Crafter has a nice tutorial for a magic square pinwheel.
Until next time,
Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!