Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Big Star Quilt

All bound and washed and ready to go.  Here's the thing though, so I used two almost whites in my surround.  I didn't quilt have enough of one so I used some of another fabric I had that matched well enough that it wouldn't be noticeable to the casual observer.  Then I washed it.  Ironically, the fabric that absorbed a teensy bit of almost a pinkish hue was the fabric that shouldn't have.  Really, they didn't become a name in solids by changing color.  So yeah, now my two creamishes aren't a practical match.  You'd have to be a pretty casual observer to not notice.  But, c'est la vie, that's the end that will be tucked by the bedframe and hidden.
See, the rest looks fine.  And it crinkled up nicely, just the right amount, it totally says snuggle up and get cozy; which is always what I go for.

linking up to tgiff and whoop whoop

7 comments:

Audrie said...

Ilove it. Can't wait to test it out

Ellie Q said...

Love the star! Too bad about the pinkish hue, though. Did you try using one of those color catchers in the wash?

M-R said...

Ooh, I've been wanting to try one of those. It looks great, Amanda! And I'm sure the pinkish hue is only noticeable to you. I'm the same way with my quilts. :)

JanetK said...

I think this is wonderful! I doubt anyone else would notice the different white hues. I'm also curious about the color catchers - do they work?

Sarah Craig said...

First of all, yes, color catchers do work - and so does OxyClean. You might try that to get the pink hue out. But it's a gorgeous quilt and looks wonderfully snuggly!! Whoop whoop!!

Kristan said...

It stinks when stuff like that happens to things we've worked so hard on! But at least your star is the star of the show...so maybe the color issue will go unnoticed. I know I'd be focusing on the gorgeous star!

VeeV said...

Beautiful!!!
the snuggler & cozy-ee won't notice a hue.....
xo
eva