Good Morning! The sun has moved south along the ridgeline so the sunrise is not blocked by the trees. The color in this picture is accurate. It has been enhanced by all the smoke in the valley from the terrible fires that still rage in northern California and Oregon.
This is what the color catchers looked like the first time I washed the quilt below. I also added blue Dawn dishwashing detergent.
Here is the quilt. I know it's no beauty but it was fun to make and brings back a lot of memories.
I noticed that the fabric that I used in the center of the quilt was a bleeder after I washed another quilt that I used it in so I was trying to be extra careful. I used that fabric in numerous blocks in this quilt. Everything with a solid white background turned out pristine. But the block below has issues.
I was making this for a Christmas gift. But now it will stay at my house. Maybe it's just as well because this is the 3rd quilt in the "Poultry Trio" (as you can see on the label) and the other two have been given away.
|Our cousin Carolyn and my sister Pam.|
It all began in 2002 at the Wasatch Front Shophop. My sister, above in purple, and I went on the two day jaunt from Brigham City to Tooele, to Orem. We had a wonderful time and went to every shop. We were exhausted when we got home. We also bought bags of Chicken fabric.
I made the 1st of the Poultry Trio and called it "The Silly Chick Quilt". It has hen and chicks blocks and the cornerstones are from Easter 1988 when my cute little 6 year old decorated the house with chicks she had drawn on paper and taped to the walls. I traced them on to white Kona and embroidered them in red, green, and gold. It's not a beauty (none of these chicken quilts are striking or clever) but I enjoyed making it. I learned a great lesson on this quilt. There are chicken shapes quilted all over the border and you can't tell unless you get really close. So, now I only do fancy quilting when it shows up from a distance like the cable on the stop border. I've also learned to make the stop border out of something that doesn't blend in with the sashing or cornerstones.
Here is a close up the the six year old's drawing of a chick. I also try and use a certain fabric in each of my quilts and you an see the red triangle here.
The 2nd quilt in the Poultry Trio was this appliqued wall hanging. The pattern is by Meme's Quilts and is called Spring Chickens. The same daughter that drew the chicks dubbed this one "Jousting Chickens' so that is what is on the label. Again, my color placement is not dazzling but I really like it and you learn as you go, right? And I learned a lot about needleturn applique.
So now, we come back to the 3rd quilt in the Poultry Trio. It was pieced in 2012 after my sister gave me all her chicken fabric because she was a self proclaimed fabric collector and never finished a quilt.
It will be used as a cuddle quilt, a picnic quilt, a camp quilt. Who knows, maybe it will turn out to be my favorite quilt of all because of all that is invested in it. It's named after my favorite chicken restaurant. Hmmmmm, maybe I need to go there to celebrate the finish.
|This is the backing that also didn't turn pink.|