Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Fall Forest QAL-Finished

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"
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

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  1. So pretty, and Yay for Color Catchers!

    Do you use the 50wt for quilting as well as piecing? I've had relatively minor breaking issues with the 50wt when used for quilting, and wonder how yours holds up (on other quilts I mean).

    1. I do use the 50wt for both and it's always worked fine for me. Do you notice the thread breaking during the quilting process or during use of the quilts?

  2. It's absolutely gorgeous, Adrianne. The quilting makes it even better!

  3. I can't wait to make one of these for myself!! Love it!!!

  4. I love the white with pops of color! Its charming! I adore it!

  5. Love this so much and the quilting is wonderful!

  6. I'm still working on mine. The flu put a dent in my piecing time :/

  7. Love this design, it looks beautiful! x

  8. Love the simplicity and elegance! Great job!

  9. I really like this quilt design - the space and the coloured trees - adorable. The quilting is also terriric. Hope to buy your pattern and make one of these myself someday but my list is so very long right now I don't see that happening any time soon.
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