This lovely creation is on my design wall at the moment.
This was a round robin created with 3 of my Friday Night Quilter friends.
I created the center portion from a quilting design from
Hari Walner's quilting book and Sharon, Linda and Kerry
designed the remaining borders.
I'm trying to decide if this quilt is finished or it needs
I'm beginning to think that my huge pile of UFO's
has to do with the fact that I never seem to be quite finished
with a quilt. I always want to add something else,
or try a new technique.
Somehow I need to get over that and start getting some
Does anyone else have this problem?
I did, however, finally finish up my Anita Goodesign
Halloween quilt! Just last night I finished up the
quilting. (I put spider webs in 2 corners and little
black spiders in the orange border)
I used some glittery silver thread in small amounts
thru-out the sky and also added a few crystals just
to add a little gleam here and there.
I still have the hand sewing to do on the binding
and also the sleeve to sew down, but I've got a quilt
retreat coming up and that will be a perfect place
to sit and do some hand sewing.
I've recently encountered a problem in using
this yellow chaco marker made by Clover.
I used it on the white t-shirt quilt square below
with disasterous results.
I wanted to remove the yellow circles I had drawn on
this square to mark the lollipops that
Barbara wanted on this square.
I tried brushing it off
I tried rubbing it with a damp cloth
I tried rubbing it with a damp cloth with Carbona stain remover soap
Desparate now since the above methods had produced a
that had spread and discolored the area around the lollipops that
STILL had yellow marks on them..........
I turned to the Machine Quilting Professionals list for advice.
The advice I received there was to use a diluted mixture
of Oxyclean and a toothbrush.
That STILL produced a water stain.
One of the gals on the list had received this advice from
Yellow marks will come out with washing.
Since it was a customer quilt I did NOT want to wash it,
but I finally asked permission to dunk the offending square
into water and lay it flat to dry.
This removed most of the yellow and all of the water stains.
However you can see from the close-up of the square below
there is still yellow that remains.
Clover directly that 5 parts water and 1 part vinegar
will remove this marking.
Click on the "Design Wall Monday" title to check out
Judy Laquidera's blog where you can take a peek at the
design wall of other quilters!