I also completed my Peter Rabbit Pinwheel Quilt and my floral Corliss Corner Quilt (they only needed binding)...in addition I got my play pad for the kitties done...whew! I even managed to clean up the mess and do some vacuuming today!
Sorry to say I have a plugged kitchen sink. I don't know how that happened since I haven't cooked since Monday. Whatever, its plugged real good. I stuffed as many dirty dishes in the dishwasher as I could and hopefully Larry can fix the drain when he gets home.
This is going to be a busy weekend. We start out by meeting good friends in Harlan for supper. We always enjoy seeing Jon and Luann and spending time with dear friends that love the Lord too! Tomorrow, we are going to Omaha. Hopefully will catch a movie before going to babysit for 3 of our grandchildren for the evening. We will spend the night and go to church on Sunday. I want to try to catch the Winter Flower Show at the Cathedral. My friend Pam is showing a quilt there and some of my old friends from the Omaha Quilt Guild will showing quilts as well. Some are my old quilting customers, so I might see some of my work on display. Fun!
Quilt Tip of the Day
Continuing on with "Factors that Damage Quilts: Ultra violet radiation, present in both daylight and fluorescent lamps, threatens quilts, causing dyes to fade and fibers to become brittle. Seasonal rotation of quilts and protection from strong daylight can reduce the chance of damage.
High temps, high humidity and lack of ventilation encourage growth of mold or mildew, causing irreparable damage if undetected. Storing your quilts in a cool dry place is the best protection against fungi.
Wool and silk fibers are prone to insect damage. However, do not use chemicals to rid the quilt of insects. Instead, first vacuum the quilt then isolate it until all insect activity has stopped.
Antique quilts frequently are affected by the iron content of their black and brown dyes, causing rotting of those colors. Some old dyes are unstable and if they get even slightly damp, they would bleed, making washing unacceptable for many old quilts. "Weighted Silks" often used in Victorian crazy quilts, become brittle and will crack or powder in time, a process accelerated by light. Next time: Proper Cleaning Methods...
(this info from Beverly Blessing in an article in Oct 95-Am Patchwork and Quilting) Happy Quilting!