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Thread: Summer Romance by leatheflea

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    Summer Romance by leatheflea

    This quilt was supposed to be in the Iron Quilter Challenge by Missouri Star Quilt Company, but...well....LIFE is always there to change things up a bit. The Birdie motif is a varitation of one that I found at Ivory Spring blog. http://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/200...uilting-motif/ and the pattern is basically my own. I took a couple of ideas from other quilts and made them my own. I have to say that I'm in love with this quilt. Its going in my Studio. I wanted a whole cloth trapanto look so I used 2 layers of batting and tons of micro stippling, and background fills. Karen Mctavish books (I own all but one) also inspired some of the quilting. Theres tons of first for me in this quilt. It was the first time I used double batting, first time hand applique, first time 3D flowers, first time micro stippling and maybe the last, first time curved cross hatching, first time picking out stray thread in the quilt layers after quilting. You can see more detail pictures on my blog. Now I've got a question, How do you get out yellow chalk? yep in the border the chalk that I used for marking has taken a liking to the quilt also. I soaked it in color safe bleach with my hand for aggitation and still it remains....uggg...makes me so sad.
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    Gorgeous quilt!
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    your quilting is impressive.
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    You definitely have a gift for quilting and piecing. What an amazing quilt - hope you get to keep this one (after that much work - its like giving birth). Love it.

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    I did the same thing. But I used red chalk on White fabric and the chalk would not come out. I washed the top and it still didn't come out. Sure ticked me off when I had done all this work and it won't erase. Hope some one else has some good ideas on how to remove it.

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    Wow..that is spectacular!! So lovely.
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    Absolutely stunning. I hope you get to enjoy for a lifetime and then pass it on.

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    You would have gotten my vote! Beautiful quilt!
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    Wow! Just stunning! all of your firsts certainly worked!

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    A gorgeously stunning quilt! You should look for another contest to enter this one in.
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    That is a beauty!!!!!! Is that Summer Breeze fabric? I just love that fabric and your quilt. You can make me one!!

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    Your quilt is absolutely stunning, and after all the work that went into it I can see that you'd want perfection when it comes to the marking lines. I would too!

    Have you tried using a fabric eraser? I'm also reading posts about using kerosene or lighter fluid on the yellow chalk.

    Here's a funny thing I've discovered along that same vein: I found the very best cleaner for my kitchen stove grease and countertops is...Orange Glo furniture polish! Works like a charm and it actually dissolves the grease immediately, then wipe clean with a paper towel or dry cloth, so maybe they do have the right idea in using the kerosene or lighter fluid.

    Not sure if this will help but there are several suggestions here that also sound promising.
    http://sewing.patternreview.com/Sewi...ns/topic/51268
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    WOW! wonderful

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    Everything about it is Beautiful. No idea on the chalk problem. I hope you are able to get it out.
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    It is absolutely beautiful, I believe you achieved all of your goals. I only hope that one day I can quilt that good although not sure I have the patience. If you can't get the markings out and it really bothers you, let me know I will be happy to pay postage to get it sent my way LOL

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    This is the most beautiful quilt I've seen in some time! I just love it!

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    That is truly spectacular. You should be very proud

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    Your quilt is spectacular and your quilting is out of this world beautiful!! Good luck in getting the yellow marks out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helen S View Post
    Your quilt is absolutely stunning, and after all the work that went into it I can see that you'd want perfection when it comes to the marking lines. I would too!

    Have you tried using a fabric eraser? I'm also reading posts about using kerosene or lighter fluid on the yellow chalk.

    Here's a funny thing I've discovered along that same vein: I found the very best cleaner for my kitchen stove grease and countertops is...Orange Glo furniture polish! Works like a charm and it actually dissolves the grease immediately, then wipe clean with a paper towel or dry cloth, so maybe they do have the right idea in using the kerosene or lighter fluid.

    Not sure if this will help but there are several suggestions here that also sound promising.
    http://sewing.patternreview.com/Sewi...ns/topic/51268
    Thanks for the link, lots of advice. I think I might try the baking soda, or possibly some oxyclean.

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    Hi Lea,
    The quilt looks fabulous! I love it!
    I also have had the bad experience of chalk ...I learned something. You can use colored chalk on any fabric and it washes out...however if you use white thread it will permenently dye the white thread. Because of the process of thread they bleach all white thread ( all brands) it makes that thread very porous and readily able to soak up the colored chalk. So it doesn't come out. I learned the hard way myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunbonnet View Post
    That is a beauty!!!!!! Is that Summer Breeze fabric? I just love that fabric and your quilt. You can make me one!!
    The charms are Summer Breeze,all but about 5, I had to add from my stash. The white and solid blue is kona and white on white( not sure of brand). The center is all from my scrap stash. I can make any thing for a price!....LOL

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    First time(s)! Oh My! I am speechless! Love it. It is beyond beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charismah View Post
    Hi Lea,
    The quilt looks fabulous! I love it!
    I also have had the bad experience of chalk ...I learned something. You can use colored chalk on any fabric and it washes out...however if you use white thread it will permenently dye the white thread. Because of the process of thread they bleach all white thread ( all brands) it makes that thread very porous and readily able to soak up the colored chalk. So it doesn't come out. I learned the hard way myself.
    Hummm....never heard that. Its in the fabric and the thread. The fabric is Kona, and the thread is Visafil. I didn't have white chalk so I used the yellow. On lighter fabrics I use the water soluble makers with no problems. ...sigh... at least it looks good from a distance.

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    A very beautiful quilt. The quilting goes so well with the design.

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    WOW...simply stunning!

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