Sunday, September 22, 2013
There's a series of pics from the first 5 hours on my blog. The pictures are taken from the back so you can actually see the progress.
The background batik is a dragonfly print. I am quilting around select dragonflies. The wing-span is 2-2.5 inches and I am trying to limit the empty space between them. Normally, I over-quilt. This time I want to emphasize the loft of the wool.
Now it's time for your in-put. I am a wool batting virgin and have many questions that I hope y'all can help me with. The batting I purchased at JoAnne's on a roll and the only information on the bolt label is "100% virgin wool. Hand Soak. No Wringing. Dry Flat." On-line sources vary on their options about quilting distance and washing directions.
As you can see from the ruler I included in the picture, there are spaces 6" long without quilting but with narrower space between. I was planning to machine wash, cold, on "delicate" setting and dry flat. The material was not pre-washed, as I had planned on quilting with cotton looking for the 3% shrinkage to give the wrinkly look I love.