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

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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.

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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!!!
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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.
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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!!!
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    so very beautiful.
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    Now that is one winning quilt. Spectacular.

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    WOW! It is spectacular.

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    It is beautiful. Why did you have to wash it???
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    Just beautiful! Do you know how many different color fabrics you used? Where did you find them all? We're the fabrics part of a collection, or did you find them in various places?

    Wonderful quilt!

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    Just beautiful! Do you know how many different color fabrics you used? Where did you find them all? We're the fabrics part of a collection, or did you find them in various places?

    Wonderful quilt!

    Not sure why this posted twice!

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    It glows like a stained glass window. I think you got "luminosity"

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    Beautiful!!! I love the colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petthefabric View Post
    It glows like a stained glass window. I think you got "luminosity"
    Cool, I love special effects, illusions and luminosity! Glad you can see it! I think it has a pretty obvious 3D effect and I was hoping others would see the luminosity as well.
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    Gorgeous. worth all your work. Love the colors.
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    awesome quilt

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    I will see if I have any selvages left that would have the name of the line for the rainbow of colors I used. I bought a 1/4 yd of each color (I think there are 12 main colors), and within that 1/4 yd segment there were 3 lighter tints of the main color. Then the red batik I chose because I love red, and this red batik had a little of all the other colors to tie it all together. I took the red batik to my LQS to find a nice dark shade of red. That is what really helps to give it that 3D look. The striped binding (same fabric is reversed for the narrow band around my center medallion) I found somewhere else and it seemed to have lots of the same colors. This has been a several year process of collecting and experimenting. I have several medallions on the back that I auditioned and rejected I did not want to through them away or use them anywhere else, so they ended up on the back!
    Quote Originally Posted by Central Ohio Quilter View Post
    Just beautiful! Do you know how many different color fabrics you used? Where did you find them all? We're the fabrics part of a collection, or did you find them in various places?

    Wonderful quilt!

    Not sure why this posted twice!
    Blessings!
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    (.(. (..`..♥ Sally

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    Good question, it is too late now...I washed it last night. There was a lot of chalk on it left over from my quilt markings, but I probably could have brushed it off. I used wool batting for the first time and was told that if I washed the quilt it would give the unquilted portions the look of Traptunto.
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    Just sitting here thinking..."how beautiful"! I love seeing the creativity of everyone on this board.

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    Gorgeous.....

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