My goal for September was to finish my plus and minus quilt, that should have been finished by the end of August as my response to the Dutch MQG theme challenge for July and August. However, at the end of August it looked like this with just the top right corner quilted:
I'm happy I finished it yesterday, and can post this at the eleventh hour.
The pluses are improvised blocks joined with filler (background) fabric into four 12" squares and then joined; the minuses I made in the quilting, along with some ghost pluses. My idea was, and still is, plus is visible, grabs the attention while the negative is in the background, less visible, but present nevertheless. The ghost pluses represent a no-man's land, an area of doubt and indecision.
|close up showing two ghost pluses and a minus|
Now I'd like to ask for some advice. Does anyone know how to remove chalk lines? The photo below shows what's left of my quilting guide-lines in 'Sewline' pink chalk. I have rubbed them with fingers, the eraser on the end of the 'pencil' and a clothes' brush, and still they're there. I don't want to heat or wet them in case that fixes them completely. Any hints or experience with chalk would be most welcome.
|pink chalk guide-lines still visible after A LOT of rubbing!|
burying threads and trimming them took two hours!
Last month I won a $25 voucher for the Fat Quarter Shop and received this package 10 days after ordering.
Thank you, Patty, for pulling my name out of the hat last month and to the Fat Quarter Shop for giving a prize. I chose this bundle because winter is drawing in, and I'm planning on alleviating the pending greyness with some fabric sunshine.
Finally another early morning picture of the plus and minus quilt.
I'm linking up to
(A bit late; I missed TGIFF last week)
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Enjoy Autumn (not to forget Spring in the Southern Hemisphere) while you can.