Monday, October 20, 2014

Rainbow Hand Quilting - Third Border

The picture isn't very clear, because it was really dark before work, but I have made more progress on the baby quilt.  25% of the third border is finished.  Hopefully I'll be binding by the week's end.

I exchanged my big hoop for a smaller one.

Remember these blocks?
I also finally got around to soaking those blocks I had sitting under my iron as it went through it's death throws and leaked everywhere....

Just soaking in clear water seems to have worked well to get the color out.  So I'll be starting to soak the unassembled pieces when this baby quilt is done.  One of the dark purples on the top needs a little more soaking perhaps, but it did not have as much time to sit as the others.

The blocks are are not as close to square as they were though.  I might try to re-wet them and block them out a bit better, but I'm thinking that I'll have to trim them to size.

Linking up with Slow Stitching Sunday and MOP Monday.


  1. Happy to see that you had good progress in the quilting and that the bleeding color problem had an easy fix!!
    Thanks for linking up at MOP Monday!!

  2. Enjoy your quilting. It is looking good. I am glad you have found a solution to the bleeding problem.

  3. Good that it will be straightforward to cure your blocks - if it was me I'd trim every time!

  4. So glad that you were able to fix the bleeding. That quilt is coming right along ... binding by the end of the week? Woo hoo!

  5. I photographed my quilt from the back today too... just love seeing the stitches!