Saturday, 18 March 2017

Happy International Quilting Day!

Of course, I did a little bit of quilting today and some sewing too. I played with some reds. Surprising, isn't it? lol.

Did some Rails blocks for the 9 Patch Path quilt. They were part of the leaders/enders while I was sewing the Red Buckwheat.

Ooooohhh! I love how that one turned out. The one on the left is the one I did today and it is so bright but you can't really tell from this picture. Bad photographer. (Not paying her, lol) The one on the right is one I did as a tester at the beginning of January. So one raspberry red and one watermelon pink/red block.

But I am not done with red. There's more to come but it's not presentable yet. So I'll leave you with on last picture, for your information only.

On the last post, I showed the flannel I wanted to use as backing on the I-Spy quilt. It had a good, long soak in warm water "spiked" with Dawn soap.  When I emptied the blue tub, look what came out.


Don't have Purple Rain (Prince) but I have purple water in the bathtub! The baseballs remained white because of Dawn. Ask me how I know about Dawn. :^}  Now I am not scare of using it in my quilt.

Hope you will join me at Angela's place for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and see red ... projects. :^D

On Sunday, I'll be visiting Cynthia for Oh Scraps! See you then.

Until next time ... sew red.

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18 comments:

  1. Happy to see that you got some RED sewing done on Worldwide Quilting Day!!

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  2. I like that buckwheat block. I haven't seen this one made up before. That Dawn is good for so many things.

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  3. That is amazing how much color bled ! Good for Dawn! :)

    I like those buckwheat blocks alot.

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  4. dawn is a miracle - wow amazing how much dye was soaked out.

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  5. Wow.... le savon que tu as utilisé à bien fait degorger ton tissu ! C'est bien ainsi tu pourras laver ton quilt sans soucis !
    Jolis blocs Chantal et comme toujours, j'aime bien tes couleurs ! :)
    Gros bisous

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  6. Very insteresting your Red Buckwheat blocks! It is incredible how fabric blend colors, great you have Dawn to help fix them. Happy Sunday!

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  7. It's a good thing your soaked that fabric in dawn. Your blocks look great too!!

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  8. I've been using the Dawn soaking now, too, since you first wrote about it! So glad it works!

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  9. I too love those buckwheat blocks. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  10. I have a quilt the red border bled terribly when I washed it. When it is warm out, I'm going to soak the whole quilt in dawn water and see if it get the red out. I'm using the quilt anyway, I loved it before but every time I look at her now, I feel sick. I'm hoping Dawn takes the red out. If it works, look for a post about it this spring sometime.

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  11. Those buckwheat blocks are meticulous! And yes, Vicki's soaking instructions have saved many a quilt!

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  12. Love those buckwheat blocks, never seen them before. Great for scrappy quilts. Wow! Good you soaked that flannel, so much excess color.

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  13. Great buckwheat blocks. Wow the flannel dyed is crazy!

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  14. I know about Dawn!!
    I didn't know about Buckwheat blocks...love those!

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  15. Love those blocks!
    And wow! Good call on that Dawn soak! What a mess you would have had!

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  16. Some interesting projects happening at your place.

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  17. Nice work with your reds. xx

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  18. Looks like Dawn saved you an awful lot of aggravation!! I really like those Buckwheat blocks.

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