“My Angels – A (little) disaster)”
My mind started to to think all kind of horrible things that could have happened to this quilt…
I know that she has worked really hard to quilt this for a show and pheeewww…
…so this is what Yvonne wants to alert you all to!!
I have a very sad story about my Angels Story quilt.
I want to tell you about it, so you and the other ladies working on their Angels don’t make the same mistakes I did.
Last sunday, my quilt was totally finished, and I put him (or her?) in the washing machine (quilt for protection in a bedcover, cold water, short time, gentle swing ….)
I was almost in shock when I took him out again.
In Anni Downs’ book is written how Anni quilted her Angels. She has no quiltstitches at all in de Angelblocks.
I was worried and I placed “a detached fly” here and there in my blocks.
You can see in the pictures attached that these “flies” were not enough ….
You can find more pics before and after in my blog.
What did I do wrong?
The background fabric in the angel blocks was washed before using it. The other fabrics were not.
I used a 100 % cotton batting. I know it shrinks but I don’t mind an “antique look”.
So my quilt is finished in time for the exhibition, but I decided he will not hang there. I’m totally not pleased with the look. I will take out al the “flies” and I’ll try to quilt al the angelblocks. I hope this helps!”
She washed the backgroud fabric because it was dirty and never thought of it nomore…
and what happends…all the other pieces shrink and not the background…
so the backgrounds are too big…
And here is the lovely quilt in all is glory!!
It sure is wonderful no matter what!!
…So this is a lady who needs help…
All I could think of is to quilt more in the Angelblocks…
And I so hope that someone out in blogland have some suggestions how to rescue this lovely quilt!!!
I see that I have been blogging one year today… 🙂
And what a YEAR… 🙂
Found SOOOO many new friends around the globe…never in my life I thought I would sit in the north of Sweden and talk to all you wonderful and talented girls..yes …no guys around yet…:)
Will come back with this and celebrate it at another time…
will soon have 200 posts as well…and think I will double up the party then…;)