I am “Officially Finished” Amy and Bruce’s wedding quilt! The quilt has a binding, a hanging sleeve…..
…and a label!!
The thing that surprised me the most was how much I loved having a hand-quilting project to work on. I knew I would miss having something to stitch on in the evenings. I kept thinking about my unfinished blocks of “Bouquets for a New Day”. I only have 4 blocks left to finish…. and a sawtooth border that is not going to make itself!! Hopefully, I can get it finished in the near future so I do not suffer too long from “Hand-Quilting Withdrawal”!
I worked on this block today. I am auditioning my fabrics for something that says “vase” to me.
I love this bit of detail. It is ” reverse appliqued” so the background shows from underneath the leaf!
Til next time…..
I was making some pretty impressive progress on Amy’s quilt. It was easy to sit and stitch while being inspired by the athletes competing in the Olympics. The trouble was, I was a little distracted. Every time I completed another few lines of the background quilting in the outer border, I said to myself….”Something looks a little off.” But, then I would look up at the TV and see that someone had just won a race, or a medal! And then I just kept on stitching!
Well! More than just a few hours (and lines) later, I noticed that I had marked some of the lines 1 1/4″ apart and some 1 3/4″ apart. Always one to look for the silver lining, I used this as an opportunity to test the Frixion marker I had used to mark the lines.
After I un-stitched all the background lines in the border (yikes!), I put some water in my steam iron and gave the lines a blast of steam. (Important note: The iron NEVER touched the quilt top. I held the iron a couple of inches from the quilt top.)
I must say I was bedazzled!! (See below.) The lines instantly disappeared…not a trace of any of the marking were left!
be·daz·zle (b -d z l). tr.v. be·daz·zled, be·daz·zling, be·daz·zles. 1. To dazzle so completely as to make blind. 2. To please irresistibly; enchant.
Til next time….