Monday, April 22, 2019

1857 Album Quilt

The 1857 Album Quilt patterned by Gay Bomers is complete!!

 Thank you Gay!
I love the subtle changes of the background muslin I used. I think it instantly ages my reproductions.

I wanted the quilting to be traditional but free flowing. Sharon Tucker is so good at doing overlays and sending them to me to try and capture what I'm looking for. 

I love it! Thank you Sharon!


3 reds were used for the backing.


After washing the quilt with as many color catchers as I had 3 or 4 of my backgrounds absorbed a little of the red, so they are tinged pink. Aargh! I thought I'd try the sun before anything else.  Someone recommended soaking in Dawn dishsoap, but because there is so much red I'm hesitant to do that. After I get more color catchers I may wash it again and see if it will come out. If it doesn't come out I'll say it is the way I age my quilts! LOL LOL

Thanks for all your encouragement as I worked on this for many months!!

Let's make it a terrific week!

If you are near Boise on Thursday I'll be there for a quilt lecture and would love for you to come! Please introduce yourself as a  blog reader!! Here's the link to Boise Basin Quilters.




35 comments:

  1. What a fantastic finish and the quilting is perfect in every way! Love the aged look of different muslin backgrounds. Hope you are successful in removing those pink tinges the second time around :)

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  2. Absolutely fantastic! What a journey! It is gorgeous. I have had good luck with a "second wash" with color catchers when my reds have run, so I hope you have the same luck!

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  3. Definitely a beauty! I love the colors and the quilting.

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  4. Pfewww... a fabulous quilt !! Congrats !

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  5. I had that problem with reds in a log cabin quilt I made many years ago but only washed recently. It took washing it three times with multiple color catchers but ALL of the red blotches and pink tinge came out if the lights. I would definitely recommend washing it again with color catchers before trying other things.

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  6. This is gorgeous! Great fabric choices and the quilting is magnificent!

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  7. If the bleed isn’t gone after a second wash, try the dawn dish soap. I had a quilt bleed that did not come out after two washes with color catchers. I found a blog that spoke about how to remove with the dawn. I was very hesitant to try it because it said to put in very hot water! Sounded counterintuitive to me, so I thought about it long and hard. I finally decided I had nothing to lose, so I tried it. It worked! You would never know there had been a fabric bleed. I got my info from suzyquilts.com. I also did find the dawn pure and gentle soap, but have read other places that the blue dawn works also.

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  8. Congratulations! It's a beauty ... pink tint and all. ;^)

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  9. Ever so lovely .... a beautiful quilt!

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  10. What a stunning quilt--I just love how it came out, Lori...Lovely pattern...hugs, Julierose

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  11. WOW!!! Lori your quilt is absolutely beautiful. Hugs

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  12. I put the Dawn right in the washer with the color catchers. It worked for me. Your quilt turned out so nicely. I wish mine was quilted - maybe someday soon.

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  13. Lori, what a stunning quilt! Congratulations on a beautiful finish ❤️

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  14. Lori, it's magnificent. Congratulations!

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  15. It's a gorgeous quilt even with the bit of pink tinge. If you have Synthrapol it would be worth trying some of that along with the color catchers the next time you wash it. Haven't tried the dawn method in the washing machine since mine is a front-loader and needs a low sudsing soap/detergent. I've had very good luck with prewashing all my deep color fabrics with Synthrapol, and have used it for years.

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  16. Lori, your quilt is stunning, well done!

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  17. It's so pretty! I love the quilting too - it sets off the applique perfectly! How frusterating to have some dye run - I hope it comes out in the next wash.

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  18. This is so pretty and it was fun to quilt it! I have a red that bled and I tried the dawn. Just rub a little blue dawn around the red bleeding fabric and around the tinged areas. Rewash with dye catchers. I don't recall using super hot water. I have both synthopol and retaine but you can't use them with my kind of washing machine.

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  19. I have have/had a few white-on-white or mostly white background prints that took on color in spite of color catchers. It has never come out but I've never tried anything else either. What I find interesting is that it's only certain whites that hang onto the extra dye and never let it go.

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  20. Something to be very proud of. Thanks for showing us the finished product.

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  21. A gorgeous quilt Lori, and Sharons work makes it even more special. I love the way you make the labels! Do you print them on your computer or hand write them?

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous quilt Lori, love everything about it!

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  23. Beautifully done! I love the various muslin tones, maybe the dye run can just blend in?

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  24. Your quilt is beautiful, Lori! It does have an aged look to it! Since there's so many comments about the red bleed, I'm curious if you all washed your fabric before cutting and sewing? It sounds like you may have a few solutions to get the pink out of the quilt. Best of luck!

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    1. Yes, I try to take precautions with the reds and wash them ahead of time.

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  25. It's a beautiful quilt Lori. Nice job. That's a lot of applique! Your quilter has done a wonderful job too.

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  26. Beautiful. Great finish as always. Thank you for sharing.

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  27. So sorry about the bleeding, that is really starting to get old isn't it? LOVE this quilt! It's such a beautiful rendition. I was so very tempted to start this same quilt, but was afraid I wouldn't have stickitis. You did so good!!

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  28. That is a wonderful quilt, beautiful work from you and Sharon the quilter. Gorgeous!

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  29. Absolutely beautiful! If you go to One Good Thing by Jillie on line, she has a recipe to make your own color catchers. Worth a try. Hope you have a wonderful time with the quilters in Boise.

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  30. Absolutely love the album quilt! A lot of work, but it's beautiful! Sharon did a great job of quilting it.

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