This is my Lotus Flower quilt from the recent Sydney Quilt Show - a reproduction of a quilt from the 1850s.
Two days before drop-off day I thought I'd better check for any remaining blue water-erasable pen marks that I used in the quilting process. So with sponge in hand I proceeded to dab - not soak - the offending bits. Imagine my shock and horror when this happened - see below.
I never wash my fabric and this is the result!
I had to ring and get an extension from my drop-off lady (the lovely Isabel) and proceeded to try and remove the runs.
Half a packet of Dylon Colour Run Remover in a bowl of hot water and a packet of cotton buds did the trick. I used the liquid sparingly and a towel to soak it up as I went.
It took two applications with drying in between and the quilt was looking pretty good. Off to the show it went and on close inspection I don't think anyone would pick it up.
What a lesson!
On a happier note this is my BOM quilt called Square Dance being released through Material Obsession in Sydney. The quilt has four big centre blocks mostly foundation pieced with flying geese sashing, four smaller border blocks and a diamond border.
Deco Lamp block
Feathered nine patch
And Double Sun - just a few of the blocks in the quilt.
It's a 10 month programme with patterns and fabric and all the details are available from the shop.
Tell them I sent you!