Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Suur saam met die soet...

Wel, my groot kwilt is uiteindelik klaar! Dit het my maar net 6 maande geneem om dit te maak, en vir my is dit 'n mate van 'n rekord. Ek dink die enigste ander groot kwilt wat ek so vinnig gemaak het was Manlief se kwilt. Julle sal egter nog 'n kort rukkie moet wag vir die finale produk. Ek sal graag eers die kwilt wil oorhandig aan Broer 1.

Well, my big quilt is finally finished! It only took me 6 months, which for me is a record. I think the only other big quilt I finished in such a "short" time is Hubby's quilt.You will have to wait a bit longer though, before I show the final product. I want to give the quilt to Brother 1 first. 

Ek het egter vir julle 'n vraag. Ek was gewoonlik nie my materiale voor die tyd nie, en dit blyk my dat "slim het sy baas gevang". Maar daar iets wat ek nie verstaan nie. Vir hierdie kwilt het ek Moda Marbles gebruik (behalwe vir die rugkant en die geel in die middel van die kwilt), en het alles by een internet winkel gekoop, waar ek gereeld materiaal koop. Maar, toe ek die kwilt was, het drie van die Marbles se kleur uitgegaan. Die kleur het nie "geloop" nie, dis net weg! EDIT - Ek was al my kwilte in koue water (30 grade Celsius)

I do however have a question for you. I don't normally pre-wash my fabrics, and it seem that it came back to bite me. But there is something I don't understand. For this quilt I used Moda Marbles (except for the backing and the yellow in the middle of the quilt), and I bought it all from one online shop, where I bought many times before. But when I washed the quilt, three of the Marble colours lost their colour. It did not run, it just dissapeared! EDIT - I wash all my quilts in cold water (30 degrees Celsius)

Vergelyk die oranje en die geel heel regs - dis heeltemal dof op die kwilt/  Compare the orange and the yellow on the far right - it is very dull on the quilt
 
Vergelyk die blou heel links - dis ook dof / Compare the blue on the far left - it is also very dull

 
Hierdie kleure is almal reg / These colours are all fine.

Ek het nog nooit probleme gehad met Moda Marbles nie, en nou het 3 kleure verbleik in dieselfde kwilt! Hoe is dit moontlik en waarom nie die ander Marbles nie? Het enige iemand anders hierdie klas verbleiking gehad, met of sonder was voor die tyd?

Groete

I never had problems with Moda Marbles before and now 3 fabrics faded on the same quilt! How can this happen, and why not the other Marbles? Have anyone else had this kind of fading before, pre-wash or no?

Regards

1 comment:

  1. CONGRATS on the finish! I'm sure your brother will love it! Usually I don't prewash fabrics, but I did recently with two MM bought from the same store as you. The green MM is just fine after washing, but the red MM did fade. I have noticed recently that some of their marbles are slightly thicker and printed in Japan, while the 'old' marbles are thinner and it is not printed on the selvage where the fabric is made. I don't know where the marbles I prewashed are made - doesn't show - but the green one is thicker compared to the red... This is just guessing, but I know there is a difference in quality. Don't know which washing powder you are using, but next time try to use one that protects the colors.

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