As usual, my day job is killing any energy, time or enthusiasm for sewing during the week. But this morning I had half an hour spare before swimming to do a quick test for colourfastness on the Kona Cotton Roll-up.
I'd done my research and other quilters seemed to think that the Kona Cotton was very coloourfast, but I like to check things out for myself. It's pretty simple to test for colourfastness. Just snip a bit off the end of each roll in the colours you are most worried about. In my case, it was the reds, purples and blues I had concerns with. You also need to cut a strip of your background fabric.
Thoroughly wet all the pieces of fabric, and then lay the little pieces flat on the background fabric strip. Press down on the fabric with your fingers, and then put somewhere to dry.
Once dry, lift your fabric pieces off the background fabric, and make sure they haven't "bled" into it. Good news! Mine passed the test!
While I was out swimming this morning, Ange started her Line Art quilt. And it looks so, so, SO good! When I came home I was put to work in the garden for a couple of hours which put me way behind. But after lunch I had the energy to cut out my coloured strips.
And then I put them on the design wall in the order I wanted to sew them. This was more fun than I'd imagined, working out which shades look the best together. I'm going with a rainbow theme. Looks pretty good on the off-white flannel, doesn't it?
By the end of the afternoon I'd cut 10 strips of the grellow fabric and attached them to the top 10 coloured strips. I think I'm stopping there for today - I might finish cutting out the 27 more grellow strips, but I think the rest of the evening will be spent finishing this.