My design wall today has the center for the Border Creek Station mystery. I really like the blocks with blue in them. The others I'm not too sure about. The overall effect in the photo is much more striking than I was seeing in person, however, so it will probably grow on me. And those big pale areas will be perfect for some detailed quilting.
Other than this, I spent the weekend washing fabric. One piece of fabric, in fact. After 8 washes, it is still bleeding. I had originally bought this fabric as the backing for my Dancing with the Stars quilt. I am *so* glad I decided to use something else (some flannel batik I found). I washed this 7 times in hot water. Then tried to set the colour with vinegar and salt. And washed it again. Then washed it in cold. It is still bleeding. Less each time, but I am getting really tired of this.
The picture shows the colour catchers I used in most of the washes. The last on the right is white one, never through a wash. Beside that, is the one from the cold water wash. And the rest are from the various hot water washes prior to that. I think one more round through a cold wash
is all it gets. Then, if it still bleeds, it will become part of a monochromatic blue quilt, with "COLD WASH ONLY" instructions.
It is a shame, because the fabric is beautiful. And I have 7 yards of it.
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