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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 938651 views.
Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

  Middle Daughter (DD#2)

Nice that your daughter appreciates your quilts and wants to look at them.  Neither my daughter or son is wild about them from what I can determine.  So....they just won't get anymore unless they ask for something specific!  So there!disappointed_relieved

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Honestly, because I *do* wash all of my yardage before it goes in any quilt ... and I normally do use color catcher sheets (I don't know why I didn't use one this time) ... I really wasn't unduly concerned about any of the scraps I used.

It's obvious, however, that there IS/WAS excess dye in the dark green and the hot pink fabrics.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Thanks, Dee, for that link ... and your photos.

I remember reading this article some time ago (years, maybe) but it didn't come to mind when I saw the green bleed through on the quilt.   So, I've printed out the document and will be studying it.   Thanks again.  I hope it works for me, too!


From: Midkid5


I put a couple drops of Dawn in the wash machine the first time I wash a quilt.





Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

IS/WAS excess dye in the hot pink fabrics.

You know I have to say it!  That's what you get for using PINK!!

running and ducking!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)



You know I have to say it!  That's what you get for using PINK!!

LOL!!!   yeah, your response was to be expected.  :-)

Dee I use dawn and very hot water and soak for hours and have also saved some quilts that have had bleeding. 


From: Mishii


She will never notice. Seriously, it’s faint and will fade. Looks fantastic. 


From: tuckyquilter


Finally got back to my 2019 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt - Frolic.  Here is my first completed block.  I'm happy with the results. I only use fabric I have on hand for these Mysteries and so far it's all been good.


And I'm still baking bread for my neighbors/friends and church family. Been doing this since last Mar. I was recently give a 50# bag of flour so I used some of my Amazon Xmas gift card from my son's family to buy some 13.5" sandwich loaf pans. Oh my, this particular Honey White bread turned out not only pretty to the eye, but was delicious.  I even cut a slice off before it was cool and it sliced perfectly.  It toasts up great, makes good grilled cheese and holds up well in sandwiches.  

I got the recipe off the youtube channel Jordan Page. I used my bread machine to mix the dough, but not let it rise or bake in the machine (don't like the way mine bakes)  Plus it only does one rise anyway.  So I do that in the pans.  Posting the location in case anyone is bored out of their minds and want comfort food.


From: latterberry


I love your block--the colors are wonderful.  It sure will be pretty when you have them all put together.  Make sure you post a photo of it! I watch Bonnie's mysteries but have never considered making one.

Your bread looks mouth watering.  If you have been making that much bread, your house must smell wonderful all the time.  Wish I was one of your neighbors.