Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Deep blue sea is done



Yep.
Quilting lines are all sewn IN!
Happy dance time!!


Can you see the wonky lines here?
I rarely mark a quilt for quilting with anything other than painters tape. This time.......
I DID mark with a blue chalk roller by clover on the wide white border.  I marked only a little to keep me "sort of" on track. ;)
Guess what?  The blue didn't disappear in the laundry! I googled a bit and found out vinegar works. Haven't tried it yet. Isn't it crazy that marking lines don't come out like they should?  I once heard a quilt teacher say the safest marking tool is a #2 pencil. I should have heeded her advice!


Well I am happy with this quilt.
Love the colors my daughter and new son-in-law chose. They also chose the design.
I had to choose the quilting design!
I think it took me as long to decide that as it did to piece the whole thing!  ;)


 I'm Also happy my hours on this phone book are over! ;). There's got to be a better way of getting high enough on the chair to quilt comfortably. My arms aren't complaining this time.,.....but.....my rear end is. Hah!





10 comments:

  1. lovely quilt Beth....as always....
    you've GOT TO to put "adjustable office chair" on your Christmas wish list....
    i have one that goes up high - like a bar stool (for when i'm pressing a lot of stuff)
    and goes down to a normal table sitting level...
    whatever height works for my shoulders...
    amazing speed you work at.....
    xoxox
    eva

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  2. If the vinegar doesn't work try a magic eraser. Good luck!

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  3. That looks gorgeous, Beth. Great finish.

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  4. I splurged last week on an actual bar stool for when I do FM quilting. It works perfect! The only thing I had to do was find a small step stool (already had) to put the foot petal on. My feet weren't long enough to touch the floor!

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  5. Love your quilt and quilting.
    Doesn't it just rip you nightie when marking doesn't come out? I don't know about ordinary pencil. I restored a half quilted top that had been hand quilted. the original quilter had used a lead pencil, I had great difficulty getting it out.I think I used Ammonia.

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  6. I always use my sons felt tips for marking fabric , that or just a standard pencil!
    Frankie
    http://www.knitwits-owls.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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  7. its really beautiful, wow. guess you need to make a few pillows to sit on to get the right height! I know someone who did this with left over blocks and batting she kept making pillows till she got the right hight! they were not big puffy pillows .
    sorry about the marking I hear that dawn with a toothbrush works too
    test it on a sample piece first.
    Kathie

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  8. I have always used the blues wash out makers and have never had a problem with the marks coming off. But I like my quilts scrunched so I always wash them after they are done. Love that quilt!!

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  9. Beth - it looks great!! Well done.....next up is a fluffy seat cushion for you!

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  10. Your quilt is marvelous! I love the way you quilted it and I sure do hope the marks come out for you!

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