Really simple blocks came together fast .....
..... AFTER washing that red batik seven (yes, seven!) times to remove excess dye.
Gotta love those color catchers, but it wasn't until the last wash cycle when I added Synthropal that I saw the results I wanted. Next time I work with red fabric I think I'll use it the first time. :-(
Once it was basted I wasn't sure what thread to use. My quilting is decent, but I don't really want it to show up that much!
It's hard to tell when you look at it on the spool, but this variegated thread is blue, red, and yellow so I thought it would work well. The quilting shows more than I wanted it to. I just had to work slowly and do the best I could. Well. I always do the best I can, but, you know....
Not too shabby!
It ended up about 60" x 70", the perfect size for a snuggle quilt.
Of course, I had to add a little fun to the back .....
..... and get a few semi-creative shots!
So, off it goes in the mail this week to my sister. Fingers crossed!