My little Accu-Quilt and my poor nerves

Some projects I am not planning, I am just starting them and see what happens. Honestly, many of my projects will start this way. I am not a big planner.

So I created this small 1×1 meter quilt.

Primarily I wanted to test the new flower die for my Accuquilt.

I applied them onto white fabric, nice with cotton thread and Paris stitch.



No border around. Made from leftovers from Accuquilting. A lot of little squares.


Ok, lets do a little more. Lets do a white border around this, with green squares on the corners.


And then sun was shining, we had Saturday. I attached wadding and back side with lots of fixing pins. It was weather for hand-quilting.

I sat comfortably on our terace and quilted the appliques with small pink stitches.


And then the weather became worse. On Sunday it was „Indoor“ weather, means machine quilting weather.

I took my quilting pen – leachable. So they assured me in the Patchwork shop.

And I traced all the white border with the die and the pen and afterwards I quilted it with my machine.

It was the first time I decorated such a large area with machine pattern.


At the end I added heart motifs to the 4 inner corners.


Alles jeweils mit Bleistift vorgezeichnet.


Finally I straightened the edge and bordered it with cotton bias tape.

Now I had to wash it to remove the pen lines. On Monday afternoon I gave the quilt to the washing machine at 30° Celsius.

Looking forward to my new quilt I looked at the wet piece:

Oh my god!!!

ALL drawing was still there.

Repeated it with 40°C and ox-gall soap.

Still there!


With frustration I did a lats round at 75°C. At least the drawing turned pale a bit. So I put it into the dryer.

What a surprise, nearly all lines were gone.

There are some thinner lines left in the corners, maybe they will be bleached in the sun.

BTW, I started on Friday, so it was a real Pentecost event.

Plus a bicycle trip, gardening, tasty meals and fun with the family.

How was your weekend?

Liebe Grüße



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