Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A quilt finish!

I finally buckled down and finished the HST quilt top of Lumiere de Noel I finished this last fall.  I had hoped to finish it by Christmas, but at least it's finished before Valentine's!

I just did a cross-hatch diagonal stitch intersecting each of the HST's.  Simple, quick, effective.  Here it is all washed and wrinkly yumminess!

The backing is the same solid dark red as the border.  It's now residing on the back of my couch for easy reach to snuggle under!

And for the first time, I've had material bleed because I don't prewash...... yes, those cream triangles are a tinge pink.  Do I care?  NOPE!  I am going to get some color catchers though, and wash it in synthropol later this week.  If it doesn't come out, it's still a nice snuggly quilt either way :)


  1. I had that happen to a table topper my MIL made for me recently. Let me know if the synthropol works. Where can you buy it? Even so, I think your quilt is so pretty - that's a great fabric collection and a finished quilt is always a cause for celebration! Just lovely!

  2. I love your quilt, I dread HST but they do look so good. Love it in lumiere de noel.