Here it it February 2nd. The UFO Challenge Project that is running at “The Patchwork Times” has come to an end. I have worked many days on my quilt. I must say those that follow me on Blogger are already aware of the issue I had.
My project was the Alaskan Christmas Quilt. I had lots of quilting to do. I was well on the way to finishing. On January 9th, all that remained was quilting on 1 small border and 1 large border. I was thrilled with my progress. As I was spraying the “blue pen” out of the inner border, it appeared to not come out. In the end, it was the back fabric that bled onto the front and not the evil “blue pen” that we have all heard stories about. I made the problem worse.
So for the last few days, I have ripped. I ripped the back fabric off, I ripped off the borders, I ripped out quilting. Monday…I found fabric that matches the new quilt. Did I mentioned that I tried to remove the color bleed with the RIT dye remover. The whole quilt ended up losing the browns. The quilt is now a different color. Soooo, I can not just remove the bad fabric and replace it with the same fabric…they are not the same color anymore.
I replaced the back fabric today. I bought fabric to match the new color. Yes, I could find some. What do you think? You can still see the areas that I haven’t replaced yet. Most of it is just top stitched down. I am no longer making the heirloom Christmas quilt. Now it is a quilt full of stories. If you click on the quilt you will see the green that I am going to have to live with. You might also see the change in some of the colors.
I did do a little work on some of the other projects while trying to decide how to tackle my problems. I almost finished my top for project #2. I did some work on my socks (project #9).
Here are a couple picks of the snow that came through. We ended up with 16-18 inches. The kids were out early yesterday, today and they just called it for tomorrow. I am wondering if they have some damage at the school. The roads aren’t that bad now. Lola said last week some of the ceiling was coming in after a big snow.?.? DH & I hit the driveway at 4:15am with our his and hers snow blowers. What fun. You have to understand…both of us did our stint in a part of the country that easily gets more than 120” of snow a year. It is no big deal to drive in the stuff and we don’t mind clearing it. DH went and picked up 2 coworkers to carpool into work. They had to walk about 1/2mile, that is as close as DH could get to their homes. It took about 30 minutes for him to go about 10 miles.
Enjoy every day.
Just Another Quilter