Thursday, August 23, 2018

More Merrily


I had a sweet little admirer of my Merrily quilt that I donated to the hospital last year and decided to use my scraps to surprise him with a throw of his own.    These Gingiber animals put a smile on my face every time I play with them.  I've pieced 4 quilt tops using these adorable winter friends, and I didn't manage to keep a single one, lol.


This is Lifetime Quilt Number 232
I've named it Another Merrily Christmas Quilt
I just put it together myself, based on the scraps and panels I had on hand, no formal pattern.
The fabric is Merrily by Gingiber for Moda.
It finished at 66" x 70"
It has approximately 777 pieces. 

I'm going with this Moda buffalo plaid extra wide fabric for the back.




But buyer beware,


These color catchers were after the first wash, it took 3 more washes before the color stopped bleeding.


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6 comments:

  1. Adorable and some lucky little guy.....wow, guess washing is still a good idea and not fun when it runs.

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  2. This is your best Merrily yet! I love this one and it is going to be cherished by your sweet one. Good info on the prewash! Thank you!

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  3. The quilt is adorable! This is a good warning for washing fabrics before use. I tend to get lazy about washing the backing. (sigh)

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  4. Anything red always gets a prewash! Your quilt front is adorable. I see lots of work. The backing you chose is perfect!

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  5. Adorable!
    Color catchers are amazing! I never wash a quilt without them!

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  6. I have had good experience using a wash product called Retayne.
    Awesome quilt.

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