This was really a fun little quilt to make, for most of it. I couldn’t find my templates, but I quickly made new ones using my nifty purple Fiskars circles. The blocks came together quickly, I liked one of the first arrangements on the design wall, the top and back came together quickly, and the quilting went fine.
Then I washed it.
You like pink baseballs, right? I was too distressed to take a picture, but, trust me, they were quite pink. Not the printed ones in the border or back, just the large baseball motifs formed by the Drunkard’s Path blocks.
Fortunately, I looked before I threw the quilt into the dryer. I washed it again, this time with Color Catchers. Then again, with Color Catchers and OxiClean. Whew! I have white baseballs again. Thank you, OxiClean.
I know I had prewashed the red fabric with Color Catchers, but I still should have used them to wash the quilt. I don’t know where my brain was. And it wasn’t a hand dye as I thought, it was a Nancy Crow print that looked like one.
This quilt doesn’t lie as flat as I would like, and I know it’s because of the uneven amount of quilting, but I’m not sure what I would do differently. I quilted clam shells all over the field, then stippled the baseballs only. Then border has stars with stippling around to set them off. Maybe more, smaller clam shells?