Monday, September 23, 2019

2017 Temperature Quilt Revisited (and fixed)

 Again, we are blogging of things way past, but I want to get them out here in blog world for my own notes, and hey, you get to come along for the ride!

I'm pretty sure that I've explained before how I use lighter colored thread and sharpies to disguise some of my quilting.  That's what I did with my 2017 Temperature quilt.  I used a cream neutral for all of the quilting and then when I was getting it ready for a show in April, I used black sharpie to fill in where the words were. 
 And guess what happened?!!?
 Sharpie where I didn't want it.  I tried all the removal tricks, but the best I could get was faded.  So I decided to try a patch.
 This was the tiny circle that I prepped for my patch.
 Pinned and sewn.
 From far away, you cant even see it.
 Also, as I was wandering the aisles at Menards, I found these extra large lint rollers. Perfect for defuzzing quilts before a show!

A shot of the quilt at the show.  I've come to realize I make the quilts people like to talk about, that don't necessarily win prizes.  But that's OK.  I want people to see what you can do with quilts.  That its not all traditional.


Needled Mom said...

Good fix! You would have to look hard to find it.

Theresa P said...

Love how you made it look like a calendar! It is awesome!

OPQuilt said...

That is one teensy patch, but I love how it worked the fix. I, too, use Sharpies and sometimes wish there were some that could color things lighter, but alas, there isn't. I may have to make some tiny patches, too.