I am loving all of the light value quilts I have seen around the Internet, and since my scrap drawer was getting kind of full, I decided to begin a scrappy light value quilt.
I used dryer sheets as a foundation for this string piecing. I wanted to see if the smell of the dryer sheets eventually faded. Two washes in, and it is better than when I started, but it still has the dryer sheet smell. We’ll try one more wash and see what I think then. (Edited to add) After the third wash, there is no overwhelming dryer sheet smell, and that is after I fold it up, smash it against my nose, and take a deep breath. I think it’s safe to say that using dryer sheets will work as a good foundation for piecing quilts or applique, but I probably won’t sell those quilts, mostly because I don’t know if “Bounce infused quilt” is something people are looking for. 🙂
With this quilt, I also wanted to try out a linear loop quilting design. Using a varigated pink thread, I did my best to make the loops as even as possible, and I have to admit, I am in love with this quilting style, but for small quilts. I can’t imagine doing this design for a large quilt.
For the backing, I used a piece of a large panel of a pink fabric I bought at Joann a while ago. I used Kona Azure for the binding, and I almost want to have another baby just so I can give her this quilt.
Thanks for stopping by. This quilt was 38 inches x 44 inches before washing, 35 inches x 40.5 inches after washing.