Wednesday, August 28, 2013
I finished the Sideboard Bounty block from the Bountiful Life quilt. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed putting my own touches on that wonderful display of fruit. There were some new fabric choices from the original, some design changes, but I am really please with the way it looks. I think it will look fantastic in the finished quilt.
Even though there were no vines or leaves in this one, there was still a fair amount of blue marking lines and basting glue used, especially on those grapes.
So.. I decided to take the plunge!
My recipe? A little warm water, some mild detergent, a drop of courage, and a deep breath. Into the water for a soak.
I gently placed the wet block on a nice thick towel to dry, smoothing out most of the wrinkles. Then I noticed it......
AAggghhh!! A small area of a raw edge showing. Don't you just hate when that happens? So as quilters we all know this is just another opportunity to find a creative solution.
And so.... nothing a small grape couldn't cover up. Quite simple. (sigh)
Now it's time to move onto.... what do you think these will be?