You may remember this from the last post:
It was my layout for the quilt I plan on entering for the National Exhibition. The theme is “Evolution”
I used some extra blocks for practicing. I’ve been watching my Craftsy Class, Wild Quilting and was inspired to try combining quilting designs. Sadly, I didn’t have enough negative space to feel comfortable with my scale, so I decided to ultimately change my free motion design to a branching spiral.
I think it looks quite lovely:
In the diamonds, I had a bit of a conundrum on what to use for my quilting thread. I didn’t want to have to change threads every half diamond, so I decided to use monofilament. I also decided to keep the quilting simple, and just do some straight line quilting.
Everything was going fantastically! I even had the quilt bound and everything!
Then I threw it in the washing machine…
WHAT IS THAT?!?!?
Public service announcement. Apparently the water soluable markers stain orange/red fabrics! After crying over the quilt and attempting to scrub it out, I came up with a plan–to cut off two of the columns. After I ripped off the binding.
RIP part of the quilt. I’ve since rebound the entry, labelled, and sewn a hanging sleeve on it. It’s all ready to go, it’s even in a custom bag made using the scraps from the project:
It’s been sent in, and is the first quilt that has arrived for the Exhibition!