Perry Moffitt

November 11, 2008

Beach Theme Quilt

I am pretty confident that the wedding couple don’t read my blog, but just in case I will not say my initial emotions on the wife-to-be’s requested “white and tan” quilt. Although, I guess you can read between the lines so I might as well say it seemed a little boring to me. The husband-to-be enlightened Paul a little by saying they had a beach theme in the bedroom, so I got a lot more excited to make something with a theme. And it is always better to make a quilt they will use than make a quilt they want to hide so, I picked up an ivory flat sheet at Ikea and the below fabrics at Joann’s Fabric. img_1024

I am toying with trying to bleach the shell fabric. Just to lighten it a little. But maybe I can work it in to a pattern without making it look totally foreign. Anyone out there tried to artificially fade a quilting cotton?

**UPDATE*** See finished quilt here***

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  1. Hello… There’s a really good article in one of last year’s Martha Stewart living magazines about bleaching cottons. They look like a million bucks when you’re all through with the process: kind of sun-drenched and faded and lovely. I saved a copy of the actual article (don’t ask me to find it, though!) and I bet you could find the article on her website if you typed “bleaching” into the search engine. I’m glad your cat’s doing better and good luck!!!

    Comment by Rhea — November 13, 2008 @ 12:56 pm | Reply


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