On Sunday I grabbed some little hexies to work on while I was watching the news – 3 more hexie diamonds done – at this rate it will take how long? 13 down – still about 200 to go.
Last night I was watching Doc Martin and sat at the quilting frame and put in some hand quilting time – oh that one is moving so slow! Recently I have had numerous quilters asking me what kind of blue marks are those on the quilt marking my lines. I use the blue wash out pen called “Mark B Gone” – there are also other names for it – all fabric stores tend to carry them I think, and they all go by different names but they all work the same. Draw out your design – quilt and then when you are done with your quilt – WASH IT – no soap – just water – wash in a full cycle just as you would your laundry. When it is done check it and see if the lines are gone – mine have always been gone in one wash cycle – I then wash my quilt in soap and water and then dry it. Some quilters say don’t use the blue pen you might have trouble – I have been using the pen for 20 years and have never had a problem – if you are not sure test it first. Do not let any heat on the quilt (iron or dryer) until you are sure the blue is gone and there won’t be a problem.