Swoon Quilt that is..
This was the quilt from H-E-double hockey sticks..
block construction, no problem
sashing, no problem
borders, size was a pain but no problem
backing, no problem
quilting.. not even so bad
I marked the quilt using my trusty water soluble pen
because I knew with the size and pulling I'd never get my lines right
and I typically spray it with water before washing to remove most of the lines
yep, same as always, never had a problem
Well, we were at the beach house when I finished this and the washing machine there..
much smaller than at home.
I guess the quilt was tangled in itself, but there were blue lines over a third of the quilt
now.. they weren't there when I put it in.. the fabrics were pre washed so they didn't bleed..
I got nothing
Regardless, because of the size when I pulled it out I didn't see them so I threw it in the dryer
Anyone catching the drift?
Well, I was unaware that heat (dryer) will
set a stain!
due to the size I didn't dry this once, oh no, I dried it FOUR times
I'm sure you can only imagine the tears that ensued when I laid it on my parents bed
totally proud and relieved it was done to see blue lines 1" apart on an entire row of swoon blocks
Well, by some miracle.. mom to the rescue
We took it home, set to work, washing it 3 more times with some magic elixir she had
and was able to get all of the "water-soluble" pen off!
Will this deter me from using water soluble pens?
Probably not, but you can bet I will be double and triple checking it
before it makes its way into the washer!
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