I have five sisters, and for our reunion that is coming up in July, I decided to do each of them a quilt, with 6 different little sunbonnet sues, each different, one quilt a bunch of 6 baloons with Sues on them with each of our names, one a bouquet of 6 flowers with Sues in the center of each flower with each of our names, etc, you get the idea. I thought I would make a center panel with crayons, then do hand embroidery embelishments, then hand-quilt each one. Good idea, right? Well, I did the first, the baloon bouquet, and it was as cute as it could be. 6 different colored baloons, 6 different little Sues, the strings tied with a big bow. And I did everything right . . .
Cotton fabric - check
Washed - check
Dried with no fabric softner - check
Ironed freezer paper to back - check
traced design on front and colored in with crayolas - check
Paper towels on ironing board - check
panel face down on paper towels, iron set on "cotton", heat set all work - check
then I decided to wash it again before I did all the other work - embroidery, etc. and !!! Gone! All of it --- washed away!!! What happened??? Any ideas?