Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Decisions... decisions?

I went with the dark in the middle, I want to call it 'puse', I love that word 'puse'!
That's lavender coloured silk dupioni for the top and a paler silvery lilac for the back.

I marked half of the quilt with a blue pen and then as it was really drying I realised I was struggling to see the marks so swapped out to another darker pen (or six) and did it again took me a whole day to mark with blue day it was on the frame but under the lights of my Millie I knew that I couldn't see the marks and had to draw in with a purple marker as I went along....bummer.

This is at the end of day one.

Because I used a blue water soluble marker I had to give the quilt a good soak in the bath tub, I didn't want to take any chances of setting the marks so no soap and only clean cold water ...I left it there for about twenty minutes just popping back to agitate a little.

No sqeezing or hanging, you don't want to distort the quilt.  I blocked it out right on the carpet in my studio with plenty of towels to catch all the water and plenty of pins to pull it into shape. I left it there for a couple of days.

I was aiming at a nice flat square quilt to hang on the wall.

I know I'm a terrible it's all bound I'll let you see it!


  1. looks like it is going to be a beauty!

  2. It looks like it's going to be beautiful!

  3. i can't wait to see it!!!!

  4. Wow! I think it's going to be quite amazing when you show us the whole thing. :D

  5. Thats beautiful Kay - so looking forward to seeing that...


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