Christmas is over and so I have started to think about my projects for 2018
One of the quilts I have planned is a five yard quilt using this focus fabric for the center of the larger block.
It is a print called "go! with dick and jane" by Nicole de Leon for The Alexander Henry Fabric Collection. It is dated 1999.
It's been in my stash since I made my first quilt in 2000. I loved it then and I still like it a lot. I had 2 complementary fabrics
|on the left: "Designs: by Jennifer Samipou for Robert Kauffman the gold is from my stash and there is no selvage.|
already and last fall, I began in earnest to purchase 2 more
|Aqua is Micheal Miller's Hash Dot and the brown is Fusions Confetti by Robert Kauffman|
to make the 5 yard total needed. Then they sat all together in a plastic shoe box waiting. I decided to pull out the fabric and at least get the pieces cut.
When I began to cut into the gold fabric which would be the frames around the blocks and the narrow 1st border, I discovered this blue mark in various places on the piece of fabric.
It has been in my stash for ages and I have used part of it previously. I was able to cut the narrow frame pieces around the marked fabric. I didn't think I would have enough to make the border, if I couldn't get the marks removed. So I cut a narrow strip of the mark and washed it with Spray and Wash and a couple of other items in my regular wash. Not a happy ending. The mark did NOT come out. I think I will put the quilt together, try a different one of the four fabric remaining for the small border. If that doesn't look right, I think I can find another gold of a similar hue.
If it was just one mark, I might be able to fudge the cutting, but there are several more!
I have also started a braid table runner, sadly no pictures as I had to take it apart and baste the batting to the backing as per the instructions. Note to self: read the directions twice before beginning!! I'll take pictures and share next week.
Stay Busy and Stay Happy
Linking up with Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts and
Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts (because getting the cutting done is a finish of sorts, right?)