It's been such a long time since I posted. Our move was one of the most difficult we've ever had. Long story. No point in rehashing. Anyway, we're in now and I've actually done a bit of sewing so here goes.
Today's quilt is the result of an experiment with the much maligned Wally World fabric. Last summer I picked up some charm packs and a fat quarter bundle, all on sale. The colors were so bright and cheerful and the prices so incredibly cheap that I couldn't resist.
I decided to try a disappearing nine patch and got started. I was less than happy with the charm squares. They weren't necessarily on grain or necessarily square. A few of them felt a bit like window screen. I persevered, but I was pretty bummed and really didn't give it my best effort figuring it was doomed to failure anyway. I was also determined to use just my Wally World fabric, thus the haphazard looking borders. Leftover charms and the fat quarters made up the pieced backing, which I failed to photograph, and I bound it with strips from my scrap bin.
For quilting, I did loops and daisies. Since the quilt is a riot of colors, I used the many different colored bobbins left over from previous projects which freed up a lot of bobbins and made me feel thrifty. Used several colors for the top thread as well.
In the end, I liked it better than expected. While the charm squares weren't the highest quality, the fat quarters were just fine and every bit as nice as quilt shop fabrics. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
The final test was the wash. I expected some fading, but there was none. The quilt is just as obnoxiously bright as before.
So, what do I think about Wally World fabric? I think it's like any other. You can find good fabric or not so good fabric. You just have to shop carefully, which hopefully, we all do anyway.
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday.