Wednesday, November 4, 2009

BOM Block #3

I finished this just on time this month. I went online and saw that my checking account had been billed for block #4 so I'll probably get it this week sometime. Yay!

This block is called Sweet Cream. It wasn't too bad but this was the biggest block so far. So far being the key here. I checked and block #4 is a big one! Kind of the center block of the quilt. I'll be hard pressed to get it done this month with it being the biggest and squeezing in a holiday and cleaning but I'm gonna give it the old college try. (Even though I only took two classes in college; drawing and weaving!) I guess I didn't want to push myself too hard. haha

I used a quilting pencil to mark the pattern for this block and had a hard time getting the pencil off. You might be able to see some shadows around the neck of the bottle. I used everything, white eraser, eraser that is on the pencil, a little soap and water. Nothing really removed it but now that the block is sewn, I think I'll put it in a shallow bowl and soak it in a little detergent. Hopefully, that'll do the trick.

We've had beautiful weather here in Fullerton. The skies are blue and it's been in the low 80's during the day and cooling off in the evenings. You can feel Fall in the air. I don't know how I feel about this time change though. It's dark early and by 9:30, I feel like I should go off to bed but that's not gonna happen. :o)


Monica said...

Try using a water soluable pen when tracing embroidery patterns. JoAnn's sells them in their embroidery department.

After you've completed your stitchery, you can go over it with a small paint brush dipped in water to remove the blue. Then you can your stitched block face down on a white terry towel and press any creases caused by your hoop.

ojaiquilter said...

Those are looking so pretty and delicate. You are doing a wonderful job.

Briarose said...

Liz I too use a water soluble marker to outline my stitchies. I use a spray bottle with water to remove the markings and have never had any trouble. Great job, they are so pretty. Claire