The day before Christmas, I finished quilting the Heron quilt.
I settled in to watch some TV and bury all of the missed thread ends. I get most of those as I do the quilting, every time I change to a new color of thread, but there are always a few that get missed. I got interrupted and then didn’t get back to it til after Christmas.
I always like to lay it out and check it from the back side to be sure there are no missed spots.
This backing fabric is a home dec fabric that I like to use on the back as it has a nice weight that helps to keep the work flat.Â But it does present a problem when it comes to blocking because it is treated to repel water.Â I prewash to help overcome that and work a little harder to make sure it wets evenly.
Before blocking, the work is already pretty flat,
but after blocking and drying it is perfectly flat!