|This is one of the ideas we worked on together.|
we did not plan quilts, then shop for cloth...we found these prints (see below) then figured out how to use them!
Scanned images for the quilt generator.
Since I was not entirely sure how much of each I might need...I bought all that was left; it will be enough.
These two prints are the inspiration for the color scheme, more "players" are needed...
|These were what I chose to add.|
Now there is a small mountain of cloth in this project bin...pieces ranging from 1 yard to 8 yards. If you have ever washed a load of long yardage...you know that I was not looking forward to "laundry day". I did not want to risk dye bleed out or differing rates of shrinkage, so everything MUST be washed. But before the washing day arrived a wonderful hint came along with a quilting tutorial I was watching!!!
[found the video again! watch Kaye Wood here.]
The cloth is laid out flat, then fan-folded up the yardage and the selvage edges pinned together with several large pins.
|Here is the Bird print folded and pinned, ready to wash.|
|Here is the green, washed, dried and ready to be unpinned and pressed; very few wrinkles actually!|
|I should have "pinked" the cut edges, but there were no long tangled wads to unwind!|
|All the calico on the left is washed and "Flower" and "Bird" are pinned and ready to be washed!|
And that stack of calico is just how it came out of the dryer-minus the pins!
The story continues here.