This might look like a small suitcase. Or a vintage overnight bag.
With a little help from Little Buddy's nap times and his parents picking him up early a couple days, I finally got it quilted.
In my never-ending quest for better ways to mark a quilt for quilting, I returned to Golden Threads paper this week to quilt the wide white border. (By the way, I have no affiliation with the company that makes this product.)
Boy, was I mad. The next time I saw a vendor demonstrating Golden Threads paper, I talked to them about it (I had cooled off by then and was unhappy but polite). They knew about the problem, and told me to only use permanent pens to mark on the paper.
This made me nervous. If pencil marks transfer to a quilt, I can get a fabric eraser and work on them. What if permanent ink transferred to the quilt? (I have not gotten to this ripe old age without a healthy skepticism for what salespeople tell me.) But I had a huge roll of this stuff and lots of quilts to mark, so I tried it on a quilt that really didn't matter that much (badly pieced, etc.)
It actually worked!
Here's how to use it.
1. Trace your design (stencil, quilting diagram from a book or magazine, etc.) with a permanent pen onto the paper. See photo above. This works well for borders, alternate blocks, sashings, and so on, but I don't think I would use it for an overall design.
2. Pin the paper in place, as in this blurry photo below. Try to have the points of the pins facing away from you as you sew. (Ask me how I know that!)
I'm not sure what's going to happen to this little quilt. I think my Little Buddy will enjoy playing with it, and finding the matches. Each novelty square in the center has a matching square in the border, and some of the squares are his favorite things, like cats and dinosaurs and Thomas the tank engine. I may keep it here for him. If he's not interested, I'll donate it.
What's going on in your world this week?
I'm wishing you lots of time with whatever you treasure.
Cheers for reading,
Linking up today with:
Angela at soscrappy
Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict (Can I Get A Whoop Whoop)
Myra at Busy Hands Quilts
Cynthia at Oh Scrap
Can't wait to see what everybody else is up to!