Four years ago, I fell in love with this pattern! It is Sue Garman’s “Bouquets for a New Day”.
I finished eight of the 12 blocks and set them aside. Other projects called my name!
Do you recognize this blue fabric? It is one of the fabrics I used in Amy’s quilt.
I also have it in brown…and red…and green!
Anyway, I started thinking about these blocks and how much I would love to finish this quilt…soon!
But, I had a tiny problem. I was not in the habit of pre-washing my fabric four years ago. If I was going to have any surprises with colors running, I wanted it to be now and not later when the blocks were stitched into a quilt. So I decided to wash the finished blocks in Synthrapol. I am so glad I did! The excess dyes came out of the fabric…and down the drain!
While Jenny and I waited for the blocks to dry …
…I finished the 2nd block of Civil War Bride!!
Til next time…