These are the before washing shots:
|Before washing (and shrinkage)|
This quilt was pieced and quilted with Aurifil 50 weight thread, colour 2021. I've been using Aurifil for a while, originally just for quilting and using a cheaper thread for the piecing. The quality of Aurifil is so good though, that I'm just using Aurifil now - and I've noticed such a difference - it doesn't snap, doesn't knot and doesn't throw off a lot of lint. The difference, I guess, is just good quality - and I've come to the conclusion that when you're investing so much time and effort in to a project, you just can't afford to use poor components. I'd be interested to try the thicker Aurifil coloured threads and see what this does to the appearance of my quilting.
It's snowing here today - you can probably tell by the horrible light in these photographs! Actually, blimey! It's really snowing...