Saturday, September 20, 2014

Joyce's Quilt

I finished Joyce's quilt, but I had a problem.  Without thinking about it I drew lines, one inch squares, on the sashing with a pencil to FMQ.  Come to find out pencil does not come out of 100% cotton.  So I sprayed it with spray' n' wash and washed it again, it didn't come out.  Then I researched how to get pencil out of fabric.  They said to erase it.  I tried it, about 20% came out.  Then I took a toothbrush and some Biz and I scrubbed every inch.  It worked, thank goodness.  I LOVE this quilt!  I love the colors, esp. the background fabric.  I love the quilting, I tried something new, flower power by the Inbox Jaunt. I love the pattern, log cabin, I will be using this pattern again.  I love the binding, Calliope by riley blake.  It's the first time I have used binding that is from a different line than the rest of the quilt.  I am proud of myself, I am not confident in mixing different fabric lines.  The rest of the quilt is Figtree, Mirabelle and Avalon.  I learn so much every time I make a quilt.  I really enjoyed making this quilt.  I enjoyed the process more than ever.

Goodnight lovelies,


  1. Oh my goodness, I LOVE THIS QUILT! You mixed the fabric lines masterfully! I think mixing lines adds a depth to the quilt that you wouldn't get with one line. Fig tree has some really great prints. And fancy quilting, too! You should be proud of yourself! Thank heavens the pencil marks came off. So what are we supposed to use, I've heard bad things about the frixon pens.

  2. I love my frixion pens!! If it's really dark fabric, there may be a whitish line after I've ironed over it, but everything has ALWAYS washed out. Glad your pencil marks came off. I seriously love the colors in this quilt! Fabulous job!!