I know they're pretty hard to see, but there they are. Sprtz! Gone! They're back :-( Sprtz!! Sprtz!! Gone :-) Oh no, they're back! And they've migrated to the back. Sprtz!!! Sprtz!!! OK, they're gone. But wait...
Somewhere in my bits and pieces of scraps and notes I have written two handy hints that I've kept in a safe spot for years. One is how to get rid of pencil lines in a quilt top. The other is how to get rid of blue lines. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've sprtzed with cold water, several times, and with gusto. I haven't ironed the areas or done anything else. Does anyone out there know what I should do? Guess I'll go immerse it in the washer in cold water. I'm not going to run it through the dryer, for sure!
But it's also a Whoop Whoop! for me this week! I had the top finished before, but put it ahead of the line to be quilted. Line Tamer, I love you!!! I quilted in the ditch around the blocks and criss-crossed on the diagonal, as well as along the sashing strips, too. I used a stencil for the "waves" in the sashing, and that's where the blue is coming back. I'm very happy with the way it turned out, although I'm debating about adding a little more quilting, just don't know what. Any ideas?
Lately I've been binding completely by machine, both for the quick results, and because my right hand and back are grateful that I don't sit and hand-sew the binding. This time, though, I stitched the binding very carefully to the front since I didn't add a border and I needed to watch those points on the pinwheels. Then, while I watched my recorded "So You Think You Can Dance" episodes, I sewed the binding to the back. And thank goodness for the Beam and Read light I won at Patsy Thompson Designs website, and thanks to Kelly at I Have a Notion! I was able to see so well, and the stitches were really nice as a result :-)
So I'm calling for a Whoop Whoop! And sending you over to Sarah's place to see other projects in progress -- here:
Try to stay cool, all y'all!!! Stay indoors and work on those quilts :-)