My second Fall Forest quilt is finished and hot out of the dryer. Before I show you the big reveal, I wanted to update you on the possible color bleed issue. I used two Shout ColorCatcher sheets in the washing machine as a precaution. The used color catcher sheets had a slight tint to them after the wash cycle, but there was no color bleed on my quilt. The ColorCatchers did their job by catching and holding any loose dye. I don't know if the dye came from the quilt top or the flannel backing. The backing was pre-washed, but it could have come from either.
The dense quilted swirls have such a wonderful texture after they've been washed. They are also very forgiving. The quilting doesn't have to be perfect (mine most definitely is not) and it still looks good. It does use a lot of thread. I opened a brand new spool of Aurifil to start piecing this quilt and after quilting it's almost empty. I think I used about 8 bobbins for the quilting.
Name: Winter Forest
Size: 50" x 70"
Pattern: Fall Forest Quilt Pattern
Materials: Kona Cotton by Robert Kaufman in poppy, watermelon, pickle, wasabi, celestial, capri, azure, pepper, steel, shadow and white. Quilters Linen by Robert Kaufman in chocolate. Kits available at The Intrepid Thread
Quilting: Free motion swirls all over in Aurifil #2024