Welcome to my quilting blog! My combined love of sewing and a degree in art brought me to quilting 25+ years ago. I love all the various styles quilting encompasses - art quilts, traditional, woolwork, etc. I have designed my own art quilts and patterns and also love traditional designs (especially needle-turn applique!) So come along on my journey and let's see what quilts we can create.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
I Am So Disappointed! Any Suggestions?
So I finished the Fruit Bounty, aka Fruit Salad, block from the A Bountiful Life quilt. I really like this one becuase it reminds me that Spring and Summer will return after the bitter cold and snowy Winter we have had.
Here is my finished block. Isn't it pretty? I definitely made the right choice to go back and add the stems for the cherries. What was I thinking? I think I will also embroider some stems on those grapes. Once the block was complete, I hand washed it and dried it on a towel.
Once it was completely dry, I pressed it on a nice towel - face down. When I turned it over.. this is what I saw. OH NO!! Look at those wrinkles on that grape leaf!! UGH!!!!!
Does anyone know how to avoid this? What went wrong??
I tried pressing it again, startching it... nothing helped.
Here are some of close-ups of other parts of the block.
These grapes really are purple and not as bluish as they appear.
I am seriously considering getting the seam ripper out and re-doing that grape leaf. It bothers me everytime I look at the block. Don't you hate that when it happens? Any suggestions?