this week i am sharing what i got done while i was at the Renegade's quilt camp in McCall this past weekend. if you stick with me through the entire post you will see a giveaway at the bottom. no jumping ahead. there might be a quiz.
no, this is not mine. Denise put this together at camp. amazing i know. she does beautiful work & is very talented. she is also super nice so she shares her knowledge with the rest of us.
another Denise creation. she started this at my house back in May & finished it up at camp with adding the boarders to it.
i made this quilt awhile back. i quilted & bound it at camp. i think i have about 13 quilts or so that need quilted. at least one is done.
i used a studio dye cutter to cut the tumblers which went super quick.
i love the front but i also love the back. its a modern twist on the back & i am beginning to love this look more & more.
i quilted & bound this baby quilt that i made at the previous camp. i called this my WAG quilt. i gave it to the gal today who asked me to make it for her & she loved it.
i took my serger to camp with me as well. i made 9 pairs of pajama pants. i can not show you all 9 pairs here because 7 of them are for gifts & some people do read my blog. the 2 i am showing here are for me. i have 1 more pair to make then i am done with pajama pants for awhile.
i put together this top at camp as well. these blocks came from a block swap thing i did with some local quilters/friends. our theme was a holiday or a season. i picked Christmas.
an up close shot of my focus fabric. i am pleased with how it turned out. so add that to the list of quilts to be quilted.
i took my 2010 Modern Siggy Swap quilt to quilt while i was at camp. i got it done but not without some challenges. i spray basted it in the garage at camp. i then got Denise to look at it with me to talk about the quilting of it. it was then that i discovered i had put the bottom row on wrong. ugh. so, i peeled back the quilt, unsewed the bottom row, fixed it & re-basted it. yuck.
i used rainbow variegated thread for the quilting. i just did swirls around each block. this is a shot of the back of the quilt. the quilting frames each siggy block.
i am very happy with how it turned out. white is not a color that i normally use but for this i thought it was the right way to go.
so now for the $64,000 question.
do i wash it? yes or no?
if i wash it then how? or do i use special quilt washing soap?
i want to wash it but i am afraid of lightening some of the signatures or having some of them bleed. someone said as long as its heat set i should be fine washing it. i don't know what to do. i want the puckery look of a washed quilt but i don't want to loose any of the signatures.
this is where i get your advice & you get a chance to win something fun.
my previous post was #200 for me & so i thought i should have a giveaway. i am giving away 2 'countdown to christmas' charm packs.
for 1 entry leave me a comment about washing my siggy quilt. would you wash it? if so how? or any tips, tricks you may have for me regarding this issue.
for a 2nd entry blog, Tweet, Facebook or tell a friend about my giveaway & leave me a comment letting me know what you did.
so, that's 2 chances to enter. you must leave a comment for each item. i will leave the giveaway open until 5:00 pm (pst) Monday the 17th.
so get out there & spread the word!!!!!!