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Thread: St. Mark's wall-hanging - unwashed

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    Senior Member Sallyjane's Avatar
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    St. Mark's wall-hanging - unwashed

    Well, here it is...flaws and all. It is a 10 footer I was so nervous to wash it last night, I told my husband and son that I had to take a picture before it fell apart in the washing machine Too many hours spent on this one to not have a record of the finished product. But it did not fall apart, though some of my applique lifted a bit. Also, for the record, those light blue wash-away markers do not always wash away

    I used wool batting for the first time and other than the mess of little white fibers that kept creeping up and over onto the top of my quilt, I really liked it. The little fibers did not come through the fabric like polyester batting can, but just shifted/transferred from the outside edges...think of a furry cat brushing against your quilt top. I kept a lint brush right at the sewing machine, and would brush each section right before quilting. The loft and softness made it worth the extra step.

    I used the Red Hot Piping tool for the piping and binding.

    I will try to post the washed version tomorrow.

    I finished this just in time for our local quilt show which is this weekend!!!
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    That is sooo gorgeous! Lovely color blending and precision in piecing! Please show us the ribbons you are sure to win with it.

    Betsy in MA
    Betsy in MA

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    Beautiful. it looks like a window in a Cathedral.

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    Wow! That is spectacular! So beautiful! will watch for the after-washing pics!!

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    spectacular!!!
    Nancy in western NY

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    OOOOH WOW. That is so very petty.

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    Woowie, that is fantastic!!! The blue marking should never be ironed otherwise they become permanent. I find that I have to spritz it a few times to get rid of the blue mark especially if it is a dark mark.
    Helen T.

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    It is beautiful. Lovely colors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollytink View Post
    Wow! That is spectacular! So beautiful! will watch for the after-washing pics!!
    Stupendous quilting. Absolutely beautiful. As my sister said, "I couldn't do that in a "hunerd million lessons".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweety2911 View Post
    Woowie, that is fantastic!!! The blue marking should never be ironed otherwise they become permanent. I find that I have to spritz it a few times to get rid of the blue mark especially if it is a dark mark.
    I think that is where I went wrong Helen. I was not using my head!!! I marked the back of all my pieces to keep them straight, using the blue marker. I used the paperless piecing method which requires a lot of ironing. I don't think most people will even notice, but I can see it through the light yellow and lightest green pieces. It is not going to spoil my joy of having this completed!!!
    Blessings!
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