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….