Thursday, March 7, 2013

This Old Quilt

At last it's done!  Yeah!  There's still some work to be done, we've gotta find a way to get the pre stamped lines off the quilt.  I've tried oxiclean, q-tip with bleach, white vinegar and peroxide, and synthropol on a q-tip...none of these worked, so it sits now in a plastic garbage bag, still wet.  Today I'm going to town to see what other harmful chemicals I can try...LOL  If I remember correctly RIT makes a color stripper. Gonna put that on a q-tip and see what happens, maybe some Retayne?  I think that's the name of it...they sell it in quilt shops along with the synthropol.  Well here she is with all her ugly factory  markings.  Momma started these squares back in the late 70's early 80's, they've been finished for years, all they needed was for the blocks to be sewn together and quilted.  I've had them in my possession for over a year.  My first intentions were to hand quilt...well the road to hell was paved with good intentions.
 Even though momma gave me the freedom to quilt as desired, I chose to stay fairly simple, letting the quilt still have the fluffy feel that most older quilters like.  
We decided that 100% poly was best, because again older people seem to like it, and momma didn't like the price of wool.  However I splurged and used 100 wt. invisafil white thread.  You should have seen her face when I told her what a cone of that cost...non quilters have no idea!
 Even if I can't get out those factory markings she could turn it over and enjoy the back.  I'm a sucker for the back...Baby got Back!
Momma won't get to see it for a few more days, hopefully without the ugly factory paint.
Until next time "Quilt out of your Comfort Zone!"
Lea

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6 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful quilting complimenting the cross stitch. Good luck!

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  2. That is just awesome. Your quilting complements the blocks beautifully.

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  3. This looks lovely...I like how the rings pop. Did you find anything to get it out yet?

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  4. Have you tried http://bluelineeraser.com . A lady in my quilt guild developed it and is having great success with it. Her name is Sky tell her I sent you.

    Anita
    ohiostar46@gmail.com

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  5. I am no help as to how to get the lines out.
    What a neat design and your quilting is amazing! Hope you find a solution.

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