Thursday, November 26, 2009

Kathy's Black and White



Kathy made this fun quilt out of black and white prints. Lots of straight lines. She decided that she liked the bubble meander digitized pattern for this one. Then I did feathers in the borders with some really cool spines patterns that I downloaded from CompuQuilter. I think the designer is Joann Hoffman.








It turned out great except for the white batting poking thru the back at every needle hole. OMG, what is that about. I flipped out. Did I mount it upside down? Did Kathy wash the batting and that is why it is so fluffy? I went to my online quilting experts on Machine Quilter's Resource web-site. I posted the photo of the back and asked for help. The pattern is so tight, that it would take me days to pull out the quilting. I got
some reassurances plus some great advice.

Wilma C of Christian Lane Quilters has seen it all. She runs a quilt shop which just happens to specialize in wide backs, whole clothes and much more. Wilma told me that the cotton fibers are curly and that the first time that Kathy washes the quilt, the batting pokey would snap off and the hole would close so that there would be no more batting migration. Thanks, Wilma.

And that is exactly what I told Kathy. I don't know if she or I was more reassured by Wilma's words.

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