I have been doing a little hand work here and there.
Two more blocks of Snowbound by Pat Wys are just short a few stitches on the wool, but the hand applique is done. I had hoped to have all four center blocks done before leaving Colorado this weekend, but 3 out of 4 is not bad!
So, to answer my question from the last post...how to care for your wool and cotton combo quilts. I decided to go to the source and emailed Primitive Gatherings and asked them. They were gracious enough to answer my email and here is what Jessica had to say...
" I will usually use a lint roller, and then use a steamer from the back side. That will get a lot of the allergine out of it, and the dust. You can also put it in the dryer with one of those Dryel sheets that they have in the laundry aisle. Just don't put it on a high heat. Lastly you could take it to a dry cleaners, the customer just really has to be firm that it can not be washed in any way in hot water. I have had a customer that did that with her dry cleaner and they ruined the quilt. Any time it is out of my hands I am always leary of having someone do it."
She also recommended that I google the question. I did and dry cleaning was recommended. Since my mother never dry cleaned anything, claiming hand washing was just as good, I will just do what I always do...a gentle cool bath and air dry. I will let you all know how it works out.
During these last few days in the mountains, I hope to do a little machine work and finish up those sunshine blocks. PFH will, I said WILL, get to the flimsy state before the end of the year...I hope.