Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I broke the rules...

Quilting purists might want to avert their eyes.  Or squeeze them tight shut.  While sticking fingers in their ears and singing "lalalalala" and quickly clicking the "next blog" button.  Anyone sensitive to quilt mistreatment won't want to read the rest of this post...
I have a gorgeous antique quilt.  Beautifully hand sewn and hand quilted.  Oh!  I love this quilt!  We use it for a background for numberous family photos.

Have I mentioned lately that we have a new washer?  And that it is a front loader?  No little bar thingy sticking up in the center to catch on quilty fabrics...

I think I heard screaming as I mentioned an antique quilt and the washing machine...  Was someone sensitive  still reading?

  Please forgive me....  The quilt was greasy feeling.  I bought it from a run-down antique store.  The dubious recent past of this beauty was still clinging to its fibers.
Sigh.
Really... I wanted it to feel nice.

Yup... I broke the rules.  Threw it in.  Gentle cycle with regular detergent.  I even dried it.  In the dryer.
Please don't tell the quilt police.
But it is nice and snuggly now.
I hope the quilt purists recover....

8 comments:

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

bwahahaha!!

I was always taught that if a quilt is quilted right - it'll last in the machine...even an antique one :)

Looks gorgeous!

Needled Mom said...

Those new machines are so much easier on fabrics. It looks beautiful.

Quilt Hollow said...

It's a beauty!!

Karen M said...

Been there, done that! Love those front loading machines. No matter how beautiful, not all old textiles are museum quality. And really, if you can't clean a textile so that you can live with it, why have it taking up space? (Spoken as someone who lives in a tiny house!).

And that is a beautiful one, I can see why you would want to live with it.

Micki said...

What a lovely quilt! The work that went into it is amazing!
Micki

Micki said...

What a lovely quilt! The work that went into it is amazing!
Micki

Micki said...

What a lovely quilt! The work that went into it is amazing!
Micki

Barb said...

What a beautiful quilt!!