We ventured out into the cold yesterday to try some photos. The camera did not like it and balked a bit, but we got 'em.
|The pattern is Gently Down the Stream by Christina Cameli from Quilter's Newsletter Fat Quarter Quilts Fall 2014
|The quilt is straight--fence goes downhill
I'm keeping track of the changes in size of my quilts to help me figure out sizes of future quilts when it matters. The quilt top finished at 41.5 by 48.5 inches. After quilting, it was 40.5 by 47.5, and after washing (cold water and low dryer), it was 38.25 by 44. 75, shrinking 8% in both length and width or 15% in area overall.
Here are some more pictures. (We're still learning about staging outside.)
And some inside shots after washing and blocking:
And one more outside:
|Blame the snowman for the cold, snowy weather. It all started right after I put him outside.
Soon this quilt will be on its way to Margaret's Hope Chest for their Mother's Hope program, which helps mothers working through postpartum depression.
I'm linking up today with Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop and with Persimon Dreams for TGIFF.