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Guess what quilt is finished!! You’ll have to wait to see more of it but yes, it is the Celtic Solstice.
I took some photos outside in the cold and wind yesterday which I’ll share soon. Then it was time to bring my quilt in the house and wash it. Sometimes people will talk about how stiff their quilt is…..once you wash a quilt it really softens up and I like the crinkly look so I do throw it in the dryer.
Many of the fabrics used in this quilt had already been washed but…I knew the yellows and oranges included many that hadn’t been washed so I grabbed my Breezy Color Absorbers and threw 2 of them in with the quilt.
My backing is orange too and hadn’t been washed. Take a look at the Color Absorbers compared to a new one that hasn’t been used. I think some of the fabrics bled a little. I also used orange thread on this quilt which was fun!
The reason I have started using them when I wash a new quilt is because last year when I made my Tangerine Easy Street quilt the reds, oranges and yellow bled onto the white/black background. I really need to wash it again with a Color Absorber and see if it would help but…..I did dry the quilt which may have set the color. At least the bleeding was pretty uniform and I still love the quilt.
When I finished the brown River Squares quilt I didn’t wash it before sending it to its new home but I did include a Color Absorber and washing instructions. I bought mine at JoAnns using a 50% off coupon. Do you use them?